Journal of Youth and Adolescence

, Volume 37, Issue 9, pp 1159–1160 | Cite as

Neil Boothby, Alison Strang, and Michael Wessels (Eds): A World Turned Upside Down: Social Ecological Approaches to Children in War Zones

Kumarian Press, Bloomfield, CT, 2006, 260 pp, ISBN-10: 0-205-57189-1
  • Nabil Ouassini
Book Review

In recent years, the world has witnessed a disturbing growth in the involvement of children and youth in most of the world’s conflicts (Singer 2005). The global experiences and impact of war on children continues to be a subject of deep controversy as the world’s psychologists debate on the best approach to this growing phenomenon. There are many questions raised by researchers regarding the factors that contribute to the enhancement of the coping abilities, psychological well-being, and resilience of children involved in conflicts. In A World Turned Upside Down, the authors and editors present social ecological perspectives that engage families, peers, teachers and other familiar people to the recovery and development of children exposed to war. Through their extensive experience and knowledge in working with children, the authors contribute a comprehensive understanding of support processes that integrates the social ecology and available resources in the recuperation of children....


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

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