Unpacking context and culture in mental health pathways of child and adolescent refugees

This chapter was written by Ria Reis, Mathilde Crone and Lidewyde Berckmoes for the book Child, Adolescent and Family Refugee Mental Health (ed. Suzan Song, Pieter Ventevogel)More than half of the 25.9 million refugees in the world are under the age of 18 and the mental health of these children and adolescents constitutes a growing global public health priority. Refugee children and their families are at increased risk to develop mental health problems, but they often face major challenges in accessing adequate treatment and mental health professionals frequently feel ill-equipped to assist this group.

Author(s) / editor(s)

Ria Reis, Mathilde Crone, Lidewyde Berckmoes

About the author(s) / editor(s)

Ria Reis and Mathilde Crone work for the Department of Public Health & Primary Care, LUMC, Leiden University.

Lidewyde Berckmoes is a researcher at the ASCL with a focus on regional conflict in Africa, particularly in Burundi and the Great Lakes region.

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