Impacts of violence and war on children

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The paper talks about the physical, emotional and psychological impacts of violence and war on the children who may be exposed to such unfortunate situations.



War and violence are forms of complex and changing social conflict. Recent studies by World Psychiatric Association on War and Mental health show that in an outbreak of a war or violence, the vulnerable group include; women, children, the old/elderly and disabled. Studies show that war has a catastrophic impact on the healthy society since it brings more deaths and disabilities than any known ailment. The study used a cluster, National multistage, population based survey that included 799 adults aged 15 and above. The results showed that 62% of the respondent experienced four or more traumas during their exposure to war and violence. A cross section cluster survey carried out on Kosovar Albanians aged 15 years and above, reported……………….

Present studies in comparing and evaluating the two commercial assays on redox status, that is the SH group of protein (SHP) and Total Thiol level (TTL). The endpoint reactions of both essays are colorimetric. The finding was that SHP performed better than TTL since it can also be used in high lipemic sample. The study argues that there is loss of trust in future by the children involved in violence or war; they tend to become anxious, aggressive, rebellious, withdrawn and depressed. Violence affects children psychologically and emotionally in their life time. Children living on war zones tend to develop low…………………

Studies show that children demonstrate psychological reaction towards their experience; the response is altered with the lethality and intensity of exposure. Dyregrov, et al. interviewed 94 Iraqi children involved in Al-Ameriyah bombing. The key finding was that around 80% of the 94 children experienced PTSD symptoms; most of them become depressed, anxious and afraid of losing other loved ones. The study argues that Children are also vulnerable to physical injuries as a result of war or violence, weapons such as………………..

Studies on psycho-social and trauma rehabilitation for war-affected children and intervention among communities affected. The aftermath of Rwanda genocide in psychological interviews, over 60% of children claimed that they did not care whether they grow up or not. Children between 12-18 years old have been………………