Coping among trauma-affected youth: a qualitative study

  title={Coping among trauma-affected youth: a qualitative study},
  author={Megan Cherewick and Anjalee Kohli and Mitima Mpanano Remy and Clovis Mitima Murhula and Arsene Kajabika Bin Kurhorhwa and Alfred Bacikenge Mirindi and Nadine Mwinja Bufole and Jean Heri Banywesize and Gisele Mushengezi Ntakwinja and Gracia Mitima Kindja and Nancy E Glass},
  booktitle={Conflict and health},
BACKGROUND Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has endured decades of conflict resulting in widespread experiences of conflict related trauma and destruction to health and social infrastructure. The aim of this qualitative study was to provide a context specific understanding of youth exposure to violence (ages 10-15 years) and use of cognitive and behavioral coping strategies. METHODS A purposive sampling strategy based on age, gender and exposure to traumatic events was used to identify… CONTINUE READING
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