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Social ecology interventions for post-traumatic stress disorder: what can we learn from child soldiers?

  • Brandon Kohrt (a1)
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Research with child soldiers is crucial to improving mental health services after war. This research also can illuminate innovative approaches to treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among adult soldiers, veterans and other trauma survivors in high-income countries. A key contribution is the role of social ecology for trauma-healing interventions.

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