The social-emotional status and behavioral symptoms of Eritrean war orphans were compared before and after a major social reorganization of the institution had been implemented.
The comparison was based on direct clinical observations and behavior checklist questionnaires.
Two years after the orphanage was restructured, the emotional state of the orphans had improved dramatically.
The findings suggest that even when financial and technical resources are severely limited, it is possible to provide humane group care for severely traumatized orphans by applying basic clinical principles of child development.
Mots-clés Pascal : Santé mentale, Service santé, Guerre, Violence, Réfugié, Absence parentale, Stress, Attachement affectif, Support social, Prévention, Trouble comportement, Trouble psychiatrique, Institution spécialisée, Modèle, Ethiopie, Afrique, Pays en développement, Tiers monde, Enfant, Homme, Orphelinat, Orphelin, Séparation parent, Erythrée
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental health, Health service, War, Violence, Refugee, Parental absence, Stress, Affective attachment, Social support, Prevention, Behavioral disorder, Mental disorder, Specialized institution, Models, Ethiopia, Africa, Developing countries, Third World, Child, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0211410
Code Inist : 002B18H08. Création : 09/06/1995.