The Experience of Columbian Child Soldiers from a Resilience Perspective

  title={The Experience of Columbian Child Soldiers from a Resilience Perspective},
  author={Liliana Mabel Peinado Cortes and Marla J. Buchanan},
  journal={International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling},
  • L. Cortes, M. Buchanan
  • Published 27 January 2007
  • Political Science
  • International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling
There are child soldiers fighting with government forces and opposition groups in more than 30 countries worldwide. Although studies have been conducted on the impact of war-related trauma on children, very few have focused on those children who do not exhibit trauma-related symptoms after experiencing armed combat. The purpose of this study was to identify and understand some of the mechanisms and resources that resilient children draw upon to overcome the trauma of child soldiering. Six… 

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