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Qaderoon youth mental health promotion programme in the Burj El Barajneh Palestinian refugee camp, Beirut, Lebanon: a community-intervention analysis

@inproceedings{Afifi2010QaderoonYM,
  title={Qaderoon youth mental health promotion programme in the Burj El Barajneh Palestinian refugee camp, Beirut, Lebanon: a community-intervention analysis},
  author={Rima A. Afifi and Rema Adel Afifi and Rima T Nakkash and Taghreed El Hajj and Ziyad R. Mahfoud and Suad M. Hammad and Judy Makhoul and Sawsan Abdulrahim and Mayada Kanj and Pascale Haddad},
  year={2010}
}
Background One in five young people will have a mental health event, and low-income urban populations and refugees are at especially high risk. A shift in emphasis of mental health research has taken place, to the importance of positive mental health and social skills. Our investigation was done in the Burj El Barajneh Palestinian refugee camp (Beirut, Lebanon), the sixth largest of 12 official camps established in Lebanon for Palestinian refugees after the establishment of Israel in 1948… 
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