Toward Effective Intervention for Haiti’s Former Child Slaves

  title={Toward Effective Intervention for Haiti’s Former Child Slaves},
  author={Cara L. Kennedy},
  journal={Human Rights Quarterly},
  pages={756 - 778}
  • C. Kennedy
  • Published 30 October 2014
  • Psychology
  • Human Rights Quarterly
Restavèk is a form of child domestic slavery in Haiti that affects an estimated 300,000 children. This article describes the results of two linked qualitative studies conducted with former restavèk children and their caregivers. Results indicate a range of problems and mental health symptoms that children experience upon leaving restavèk, and include detailed information on four of the most prevalent and severe problems: internalizing and externalizing mental health symptoms, experiences of… 

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