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    2003 Research

    Abstract: Trauma and Its Effects on Sudanese Refugee Children
    Mentor: Dr. Golie Jansen, School of Social Work

    Sudanese refugee children were exposed to countless traumatic events, largely due to more than two decades of civil war in their country. These traumatic conditions manifest themselves as a social and mental health concerns and may include Post traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), difficulty with academic tasks and general coping skills. The paucity of literature about Sudanese refugees in the United States and their plight, has left these children unnoticed and impeded the delivery of effective services. However, adjustment problems faced by Sudanese refugee children are to a large degree similar to those of previous refugee groups. Recommendations for a future comprehensive ethnographic study targeted at Sudanese to explore more effective treatment options will be offered. This article will address successful interventions that could be adapted to serve Sudanese refugee children.

    Presentations

    7th Annual Research & CW Symposium, EWU, May, 19, 2004

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