European Child + Adolescent Psychiatry (ECAP)

Articles on child and adolescent refugees

Articles related to child and adolescent refugees in 'Europeen Child + Adolescent Psychiatry' (ECAP), the official ESCAP journal.

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Letter to the editor
Urgent need for validated trauma and mental health screening tools for refugee children and youth
Anne Kristine Gadeberg, Marie Norredam (2016)

ESCAP Communications
Lessons learned from the past on mental health care of refugee children in Serbia 
Milica Pejovic Milovancevic (2016)

A first assessment of the needs of young refugees arriving in Europe: what mental health professionals need to knowJohannes Hebebrand, Dimitris Anagnostopoulos, Stephan Eliez, Henk Linse, Milica Pejovic-Milovancevic, Henrikje Klasen (2016)

Violent deliberate self-harm amongst adolescent refugees
Investigation of frequency and characteristics of violent deliberate self-harm (DSH) amongst adolescents. Study was retrospective, over 3-year period, based on records of attendees at child and adolescent mental health…
Nina Patel MRCPsych, Matthew Hodes PhD, FRCPsych in European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2006)

Self-image, war psychotrauma and refugee status in adolescents
The aim of this study was to assess how war psychotrauma, refugee status and other factors relate to self- ... the examinees, high PTS-reactions occurred. The refugees had nearly four times higher odds (aOR ... t...
I. Begovac, V. Rudan, B. Begovac, V. Vidovi… in European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2004)

PTSD and depression in refugee children
This paper describes the effect of pre-migration and post-migration experiences on the mental health of a sample of 40 refugee children aged 8–16 who lived in ... London with at least one parent or a refugee rela...
Ellen Heptinstall, Vaheshta Sethna, Eric Taylor in European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2004)

War trauma and psychopathology in Bosnian refugee children
...This paper describes the pattern of psychopathology in a sample of 95 children of 8–13 years, who had experienced war in Bosnia. The children were assessed with a battery of standardised measures during a psyc...
V. Papageorgiou, A. Frangou-Garunovic… in European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2000)

Longitudinal follow-up of the mental health of unaccompanied refugee minors
Despite growing numbers of unaccompanied refugee minors (UMs) in Europe, and evidence...
Marianne Vervliet, Jan Lammertyn, Eric Broekaert… in European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2014)

Reliability and validity of a child-specific cross-cultural instrument for assessing posttraumatic stress disorder
...The Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Children (PTSS-C) was developed as a cross-cultural semi-structured interview to diagnose posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and to identify PTSD-non-related posttraumat...
A. Ahmad, V. Sundelin-Wahlsten, M. A. Sofi… in European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2000)

Group crisis intervention for children during ongoing war conflict
The aim of this study was to evaluate the short-term impact of a group crisis intervention for children aged 9–15 years from five refugee camps in the Gaza Strip during ongoing...
Prof. Abdel Aziz Thabet, Prof. Panos Vostanis… in European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2005)

Posttraumatic stress disorder in children after the military operation “Anfal” in Iraqi Kurdistan
Five years after the military operation “Anfal” in Iraqi Kurdistan, 45 families were randomly selected among the survivors in two displacement camps. The Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms for Children (PTSS-C) an...
A. Ahmad, M. A. Sofi, V. Sundelin-Wahlsten… in European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2000)

Bodily pain and associated mental distress among immigrant adolescents
The aim of this study was to describe differences among immigrant groups in bodily pain, and analyze its association with mental distress.
Lars Lien, Bjørgulf Claussen, Edvard Hauff… in European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2005)

Emotional and behavioral problems in migrant children and adolescents in Europe: a systematic review
Based on findings of Stevens and Vollebergh [69], who analyzed cross-cultural topics, this review considers the current prevalence of emotional and behavioral problems of native children and adolescents in compar...
Esmahan Belhadj Kouider, Ute Koglin… in European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2014)

Emotional and behavioural problems in migrant adolescents in Belgium
Refugee and migrant adolsescents may be at increased ... experienced a lot of traumatic events and unaccompanied refugee children and adolescents.
Ilse Derluyn PhD, Eric Broekaert PhD… in European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2008)

Psychosocial adaptation of immigrant Greek children from the former Soviet Union
Background: The objective of this study was to assess psychiatric disorders in, and the psychosocial adaptation and academic performance of, children of immigrant families of Greek origin from co...
G. Kolaitis, J. Tsiantis, M. Madianos… in European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2003)

Emotional and behavioural problems amongst Afghan unaccompanied asylum-seeking children: results from a large-scale cross-sectional studyUnaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) are considered at high risk for mental health problems, yet few studies focus on single ethnic populations. This study presents results from the largest Afghan UASC me...
Israel Bronstein, Paul Montgomery, Eleanor Ott in European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2013)

Prevalence and determinants of PTSD among Palestinian children exposed to military violence
The prevalence and determinants of PTSD were assessed among 121 Palestinian children (6–16 years; 45% girls and 55% boys) living in the area of bombardment. The mothers (21–55 years) and the children themselve...
Samir Qouta, Raija-Leena Punamäki, Eyad El Sarraj in European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2003)

Exposure to war trauma and PTSD among parents and children in the Gaza strip
Exposure to war trauma has been independently associated with posttraumatic stress (PTSD) and other emotional disorders in children and adults. The aim of this study was to establish the relationship between o...
A. A. Thabet, A. Abu Tawahina, Eyad El Sarraj… in European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2008)

Pervasive refusal syndrome among inpatient asylum-seeking children and adolescents: a follow-up study
Pervasive refusal syndrome (PRS) is a rare but severe condition, characterised by social withdrawal and a pervasive active refusal in terms of eating, mobilisation, speech and personal hygiene. PRS has been pr...
Carl-Magnus Forslund, Björn Axel Johansson in European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2013)

Recent stressful life events: Their long term effects
The long-term effects of undesirable life events are reviewed. Two forms of major event that are outside the child's control, divorce and war, are discussed together with the literature investigating the impac...
Ian M. Goodyer in European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (1993)

Post-traumatic stress disorder symptom clusters in Turkish child and adolescent trauma survivors
This study identified post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom clusters in Turkish children and adolescents who experienced the 1999 Marmara Earthquake, which was classified as one of the world’s six dead...
Aydin Bal, Bryant Jensen in European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2007)

Psychosocial problems among immigrant and non-immigrant children
This study aims to examine a) the prevalence of psychosocial problems and b) the association between parent-reported problems and the identification by doctors and nurses (child health professionals, CHP) work...
Prof. S. A. Reijneveld M.D., P. Harland Ph.D.… in European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2005)

Parent reports of child behavior problems in young Sami children: A cross-cultural comparison
In a general population study of 4-year-olds, using the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), parent reports of child behavior problems were compared in samples of 67 monoethnic Sami, 52 multiethnic Sami/Norwegian...
C. Javo, S. Heyerdahl, J. A. Rønning in European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2000)