Allons-y | August 2017

This second issue of Allons-y features three articles on some of the pressing issues that we face in dealing with the role of children and youth in conflict and crisis today: the harmful ideologies of Islamophobia and Islamist fundamentalism, the lack of a sufficient response to the mental health needs of refugee children, and the growing need to address the involvement of children in cyberattacks.

Syrian Refugee Children and Mental Trauma: Community-Based Approaches

This article by Dalhousie masters student Kathleen O’Brien looks at the difficulty of providing appropriate mental health care to Syrian refugee children, and makes preliminary suggestions on how to handle this crisis drawing on previous experience from Rwanda and Uganda.