Deepening Our Understanding of Risk and Resilience Factors for Mental Health Problems in Refugee Youth: A Plea for Scientific Research

Gonneke W.J.M. Stevens, Sophie D. Walsh

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Abstract

In their letter to the editor, Zamani and Zarghami urgently plea for more supportive facilities for the nine million refugees from Syria [1], as these refugees—especially children and adolescents—face a great risk of mental health problems. Refugee children and adolescents are confronted with a combination of past and present risk factors such as traumatization due to the long-lasting exposure to violence, deprivation, and fear, loss of family members, an often adverse and dreary existence in refugee camps with limited facilities, and at times, substantial hostility from the receiving society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)582-583
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Volume58
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2016

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