Reweaving relating in social reintegration with war-affected young mothers and their children in Liberia, Sierra Leone and northern Uganda

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dc.contributor.author Veale, Angela
dc.contributor.author Worthen, Miranda
dc.contributor.author McKay, Susan
dc.contributor.editor Denov, Miriam
dc.contributor.editor Akesson, Bree
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-31T12:10:29Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-31T12:10:29Z
dc.date.issued 2017-08
dc.identifier.citation Veale, A., Worthen, M., and McKay, S. (2017) 'Reweaving relating in social reintegration with war-affected young mothers and their children in Liberia, Sierra Leone and northern Uganda', in Denov, M. and Akesson, B. (eds). Children Affected by Armed Conflict: Theory, Method & Practice, New York: Columbia Press, pp. 206-232. isbn: 9780231174732 en
dc.identifier.startpage 206 en
dc.identifier.endpage 232 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9780231174732
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7390
dc.description.abstract Young mothers formerly associated with armed forces and groups (CAFFAG), and their children constitute an under-researched group within the literature on children affected by armed conflict. This chapter sought to understand what happens in and through relationships in a longitudinal participatory action research study with war-affected young mothers including former CAFFAG young mothers. The chapter takes as a starting point Martín-Baró’s (1989) observation that trauma is social and links this with theoretical frameworks within sociocultural psychology on relating and ‘relational being’ (Gergen, 2010). The study aimed to learn what successful social reintegration meant for young mothers and to help them to achieve it. Participants were 658 young mothers and over 1,200 of their children in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Northern Uganda. Findings show how the PAR created sites of ‘joint action’ (Gergen, 2010) between young mothers, advisers, community members and local leaders. It acted on the core relational abilities identified by Martín-Baró as impoverished by social trauma with positive outcomes for their own and their children’s development and that of their communities. en
dc.description.sponsorship UNICEF (UNICEF West Africa); Rockefeller Foundation (The Rockefeller Bellagio Study Center) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Columbia University Press en
dc.relation.ispartof Children Affected by Armed Conflict: Theory, Method & Practice.
dc.relation.uri https://cup.columbia.edu/book/children-affected-by-armed-conflict/9780231174732
dc.rights © 2017 Myriam Denov and Bree Akesson. All rights reserved. en
dc.subject Child soldiers en
dc.subject War-affected young mothers en
dc.subject Psychology en
dc.subject Sierra Leone en
dc.subject Liberia en
dc.subject Northern Uganda en
dc.subject Children en
dc.subject Conflict en
dc.subject War en
dc.title Reweaving relating in social reintegration with war-affected young mothers and their children in Liberia, Sierra Leone and northern Uganda en
dc.type Book chapter en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Angela Veale, Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: a.veale@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.date.updated 2019-01-31T11:50:31Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Oak Foundation en
dc.contributor.funder Pro Victimis Foundation, Switzerland en
dc.contributor.funder Compton Foundation en
dc.contributor.funder UNICEF en
dc.contributor.funder Rockefeller Foundation en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Children Affected by Armed Conflict: Theory, Method & Practic en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.placepublication New York en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress a.veale@ucc.ie en


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