Post-traumatic stress disorder and resilience
in refugee children in humanitarian contexts
This book presents the synthesis of a study conducted with four Central African refugee children from the Timagolo settlement (East Cameroon).
While recovery from trauma involves regaining some control over oneself and one's life, it also involves, more significantly, a change in status: from victim to survivor.
There are three stages in a trauma recovery process: 1) denial, 2) acceptance and 3) integration.
These last two phases are equivalent to the concept of transition to survivor status.
From this, we place particular emphasis on the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions in treating trauma and building resilience in refugee children.
Therefore, if we consider certain provisions of psychosocial interventions in humanitarian contexts (problem-focused, emotion-focused or social support) neutralize the negative effects of PTSD in traumatized children and thus promote their resilience for inclusion.
Doctoral student (awaiting defense of the Doctorate/PhD.) in special education (social handicap and counseling), Faculty of Education, University of Yaoundé I.
Currently works as a psychologist specialized in social disabilities and counseling at the Center for Care, Support and Prevention in Addiction (Yaounde Central Hospital).
- Joseph Ghislain Ndjocki