Life after armed group involvement in Nepal: A clinical ethnography of psychological well-being of former Maoist so-called child soldiers over time

Medeiros, Emilie, Shrestha, Prabin, Gaire, Himal and Orr, David (2018) Life after armed group involvement in Nepal: A clinical ethnography of psychological well-being of former Maoist so-called child soldiers over time. Transcultural Psychiatry. ISSN 1363-4615 (Accepted)

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Abstract

Little is known about the longitudinal effects of early age involvement of young people in armed groups and their well-being as they return to strongly affected, politicised communities. Current research and policy are often driven by the assumption of a causal relationship between this war experience of participation and psychological damage.
This article explores the role of young people’s armed group experience during the Nepal People’s War, compared with post-conflict stressors in shaping intra-psychic impact and distress, and what processes enable well-being and resilient functioning. Findings are reported from an 18-month clinical ethnography of a cohort of 17 Nepalese young subjects, where participant-observation methods were used to explore their daily lives after exiting the armed group and follow-up research conducted 6 years later.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Subjects: L Education
Depositing User: Deeptima Massey
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2018 15:42
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2018 15:42
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/79126

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