Journal article

Consequences of 9/11 and the war on terror on children’s and young adult’s mental health

Journal
Muslims Child mental health Terrorism Mental health Religious discrimination United States of America
Description

This mixed method systematic review appraises the individual, familial and systemic effect of 9/11 and the war on terror for majority and minority children and youth in North America. The results highlight the broad social consequences of the socio-political transformations associated with the terror context, which cannot be understood only through a trauma focus analysis. The social stereotypes transformed youth experiences of belonging and exclusion. The difference between the consequences for majority and minority youth suggests the need for a broader appraisal of this societal context to support the development of prevention and intervention intersectorial programs.

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DOI:

10.1177/1359104513503354