Sierra Leone’s Former Child Soldiers: A Longitudinal Study of Risk, Protective Factors, and Mental Health

This longitudinal study investigates adaptive behaviors among former child soldiers in Sierra Leone and whether post conflict factors contribute to adverse or resilient mental health outcomes.

Betancourt, Theresa et al (2010). Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 49 (6), 606-615.

We encourage you to also review Dr. Betancourt's presentation: Studies of Adversity, Resilience, and Child Mental Health.

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