The mental health of refugee children.

  title={The mental health of refugee children.},
  author={Mina Fazel and Alan R Stein},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={87 5},
The UK is facing a major increase in the number of people seeking asylum each year, of whom approximately a quarter are children. The stressors to which refugees are exposed are described in three stages: (1) while in their country of origin; (2) during their flight to safety; and (3) when having to settle in a country of refuge. The evidence concerning the impact of displacement on children's mental health is reviewed and a framework for conceptualising the risk factors is proposed. The… CONTINUE READING
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