Psychosocial interventions and children's rights: beyond clinical discourse

Show simple item record Dona, Giorgia Veale, Angela 2019-02-05T15:45:14Z 2019-02-05T15:45:14Z 2003-11
dc.identifier.citation Veale, A. and Dona, G. (2002) 'Psychosocial Interventions and Children's Rights: Beyond Clinical Discourse AU - Veale, Angela', Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 8(1), pp. 47-61. doi: 10.1207/S15327949PAC0801_5 en
dc.identifier.volume 8 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 47 en
dc.identifier.endpage 61 en
dc.identifier.issn 1078-1919
dc.identifier.doi 10.1207/S15327949PAC0801_5
dc.description.abstract There has been a significant increase in psychosocial interventions in the aftermath of ethno-political violence. This paper critically examines the contribution of psychosocial interventions to the broader development agenda of reconstruction and rehabilitation. Using Rwanda as an example, we undertake a brief psychologically informed analysis of the factors that contributed to genocide, as a means of outlining the political and cultural context in which psychosocial interventions operate. During the violence, ethnicity was politically mobilized, communities polarized, and social networks fragmented. An analysis of psychosocial interventions for children demonstrates that the implications of social power and status are seldom examined before reintegration and community-based psychosocial interventions are implemented. We explore the potential impact of a narrow focus on victims and survivors on societal rehabilitation, and reflect on the implications of how 'trauma'-a dominant discourse-may be appropriated and politicized as a symbol of genocide and political legitimacy. The paper concludes with an analysis of what a human rights framework can contribute to linking psychosocial work more centrally to broader political and development analysis. en
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dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.rights © 2002 Informa UK Limited. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 2002, available online: en
dc.subject Ethno-political violence en
dc.subject Rwanda en
dc.subject Psychosocial interventions en
dc.subject Psychosocial work en
dc.title Psychosocial interventions and children's rights: beyond clinical discourse en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Angela Veale, Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.identifier.journaltitle Peace & Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology en
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