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dc.contributor.authorSteele, Peter D.
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-30T15:13:28Z
dc.date.available2019-08-30T15:13:28Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/76370
dc.descriptionThis thesis explores the NGO-led sector of mental health treatment for war-affected youth (aged between 15 and 35 years old) in Northern Uganda.en_US
dc.description.abstractConflict-related trauma is linked intrinsically to mental health. This reality remains ever-present in Northern Uganda, as war-affected youth continue to suffer from the lingering effects of the LRA insurgency. With struggling health infrastructure, little capacity exists to address the magnitude of this issue. In place of hospitalized treatment, many local NGOs provide a variety of mental health services. These programs range from PTSD counselling to art-based therapies. This thesis asks, how do these services help war-affected populations and how can the system be strengthened? Based on the qualitative findings from grassroots practitioners, additional funding and attention is needed to combat challenges of coordination, apathy, participation, and gaps between policy and practice. Societal issues impacting scale, stigma, and poverty must be addressed. For a working holistic model of psychological care, infrastructure, capacity and finances must be strengthened and concentrated to heal the wounds of trauma which left from decades of conflict.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectMental Healthen_US
dc.subjectConflicten_US
dc.subjectInternational Development Studiesen_US
dc.subjectWar-Affected Youthen_US
dc.subjectFormer Child Soldiersen_US
dc.subjectHealth Systemsen_US
dc.subjectUgandaen_US
dc.subjectNorthern Ugandaen_US
dc.subjectLRA Insurgencyen_US
dc.titleLooking to the Future with the Burdens of the Past: Exploring the Systems of Mental Health Treatment for War-Affected Youth in Northern Ugandaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.defence2019-08-26
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of International Development Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerDr. Shelly Whitmanen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Matthew Schnurren_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Matthew Schnurren_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Robert Huishen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalReceiveden_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNoen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNoen_US
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