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Psychosocial Research with Children in Iraq: Current Health Practice and Policy in a Context of Armed Conflict

Al Obaidi, Abdul Kareem, Corcoran, Tim and Scarth, Leslie (2013) Psychosocial Research with Children in Iraq: Current Health Practice and Policy in a Context of Armed Conflict. International Psychiatry, 10 (3). pp. 72-74. ISSN 1749-3676 (print) 1749-3684 (online)

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Abstract

There is a need to show how psychosocial issues affect children in conflict areas like Iraq. Raising knowledge and awareness of children’s mental health status in Iraq has been difficult and the knowledge base has been limited by the shortage of resources, international sanctions and the isolation of Iraqi scholars. Many obstacles to research in Iraq exist but an agenda should be developed emphasising the need for high-quality contextualised psychosocial research. Health researchers in the country need to clarify basic population parameters and to provide culturally appropriate, evidence-based interventions for practitioners.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: psychological issues, mental health policy, well-being, war, violence, adversity, Iraq, Baghdad
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1605 Policy and Administration
FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Education
Depositing User: Ms Julie Gardner
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2014 02:18
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2014 22:34
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/24699
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