Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Girls Overcome (GO) A holistic reintegration program for female formerly abducted children with post traumatic stress disorder in northern Uganda
by Lyman, Kendra Allison, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 66; 1486341
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to create a holistic mental health program for Female Formerly Abducted Children in northern Uganda. These individuals are survivors of physical, sexual and psychological abuse from a rebel group who have tortured and exploited them by using them as forced soldiers in their army. Those who make it out of the war alive are faced with a new battle of social isolation. The females have the added stigmatization that accompanies being mothers of children born from rape. This population needs psychological services provided by culturally competent providers, as well as social support systems if they are to successfully reintegrate into their communities. The GO program will provide these services for 1 year, after which evaluation will occur. A needs assessment was conducted through a literature review and personal communications. If funded the GO program will provide these survivors with education, nutrition, social, and psychological support.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Green, Yolanda
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School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: African Studies, Mental health, Social work, Womens studies, Developmental psychology, Clinical psychology
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Publication Number: 1486341
ISBN: 9781124242750
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