Sierra Leone’s Former Child Soldiers: A Longitudinal Study of Risk, Protective Factors, and Mental Health

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Tuesday, July 7th to Wednesday, September 30th

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Directions: Please watch Eugene Augusterfer’s presentation and interview Telemedicine in Mental Health first. Then feel free to join us in this open forum. All are welcome to join this forum, whether you have an account on or not. For more information on using the forum, please read the directions on the first post. Please keep your comments respectful, relevant, factual, and do not share identifying information about clients per client privacy and HIPAA regulations. This forum will be open from July 6, 2020 through September 30, 2020.

This longitudinal study investigates adaptive behaviors among former child soldiers in Sierra Leone and whether post conflict factors contribute to adverse or resilient mental health outcomes.

Betancourt, Theresa et al (2010). Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 49 (6), 606-615.

We encourage you to also review Dr. Betancourt's presentation: Studies of Adversity, Resilience, and Child Mental Health.


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