Children in child care who have experienced refugee trauma

Year: 2001

Author: Sims, Margaret

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Research consistently demonstrates that children who have experienced torture or trauma, and who receive appropriate support in early childhood services, can prove resilient to the long-term impact of their negative experiences. However, the ability of early childhood services to deliver appropriate support is limited by the increasing demands placed on early childhood personnel. This project investigates the reality of day-to-day experiences of children in childcare who have experienced refugee or war-related torture or trauma. The aim is to determine the most effective and realistic interventions for these children in their early childhood settings.