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Forced Migration and Mental Health

Rethinking the Care of Refugees and Displaced Persons

Ingleby, David (Ed.)

2005, X, 218 p.

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In the last half century, the steadily increasing incidence of armed conflict (both within and between nations) has created mounting numbers of asylum seekers, refugees, and displaced persons. The provision of appropriate mental health services for these individuals has become a major focus of concern, but considerable controversy remains as to what kind of care is necessary. The initial assumptions and models that informed the field have recently come under attack, and alternative approaches have arisen. Forced Migration and Mental Health: Rethinking the Care of Refugees and Displaced Persons provides an up-to-date view of the controversies and future directions for the mental health care of those displaced by war or other extreme conditions.

Building on the themes of cultural appropriateness and an interdisciplinary view of mental health, this book expresses the need to view refugees and others in the context of their own political and existential situations. Rather than imposing Western technological solutions on those from other cultures, it seeks to foster an understanding of the strengths of "indigenous" ways of dealing with hardship and suffering. The contributors to this volume are on the cutting edge of work in refugee mental health and represent a range of disciplines. They have striven to create cohesive chapters that reflect consistent themes as well as their knowledge of each others’ work in chapters that cover such issues as assumptions for intervention, treatment models, social and political concerns, the special needs of women and children, and refugees in host countries.

This book is relevant to all those working with refugees and displaced persons across the mental health disciplines of psychiatry, psychology and social work, as well as to policy makers and students in these areas.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Asylum - Asylum Seekers - Trauma - migration - psychiatry - refugees

Related subjects » Community Psychology - Medicine - Psychology - Psychotherapy & Counseling

Table of contents 

1. EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION …………………………………………………. 1 David Ingleby PART I. HUMANITARIAN AID AND RECONSTRUCTION 2. FROM TRAUMA TO SURVIVAL AND ADAPTATION: Towards a framework for guiding mental health initiatives in post-conflict societies ……............... 29 Derrick Silove 3. TRANSFORMING LOCAL AND GLOBAL DISCOURSES: Reassessing the PTSD movement in Bosnia and Croatia …………………………….. 53 Paul Stubbs 4. TRAUMATIC STRESS IN CONTEXT: A study of unaccompanied minors from Southern Sudan……. 67 Olle Jeppsson and Anders Hjern 5. MEETING THE MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS OF CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH FIGHTING FORCES:Some lessons from Sierra Leone ...... 81 Ian Clifton-Everest PART II. SERVICE PROVISION IN HOST COUNTRIES 6. 'MY WHOLE BODY IS SICK… MY LIFE IS NOT GOOD': A Rwandan asylum seeker attends a psychiatric clinic in London …… 97 Derek Summerfield 7. MENTAL HEALTH CARE FOR REFUGEE CHILDREN IN EXILE …… . 115 Anders Hjern and Olle Jeppsson 8. GETTING CLOSER: Methods of research with refugees and asylum seekers …… 129 Sander Kramer 9. KURDISH WOMEN REFUGEES: Obstacles and opportunities ……………. 149 Choman Hardi 10. BEYOND THE PERSONAL PAIN: Integrating social and political concerns in therapy with refugees ………………… 169 Julia Bala 11. MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN THE UK: Lessons from transcultural psychiatry .…. 183 Suman Fernando 12. MENTAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE PROVISIONS FOR REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS: A comparative study …… 193 David Ingleby and Charles Watters

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