Children and War

  • Cynthia Cupit Swenson
  • Avigdor Klingman
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)


Although many people hope for world peace, war continues to be a part of daily life. Over 20 wars are currently occurring throughout the world (Macksoud, 1991). As a result, millions of children are faced with the experience of war. Exposure to traumatic events, such as the death of a loved one, displacement, or witnessing violence are common occurrences, as are children’s direct military participation and the difficulties of family or community members who are or have been involved in military action.


Stress Reaction Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Political Violence Vietnam Veteran Holocaust Survivor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cynthia Cupit Swenson
    • 1
  • Avigdor Klingman
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Children, Adolescents and FamiliesCharleston-Dorchester Community Mental Health CenterCharlestonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Counseling, School of EducationUniversity of HaifaHaifaIsrael

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