Protective and Mental Health Services CRITICAL for Orphans WORLDWIDE

DURHAM, N.C. — A new study by Duke University researchers with collaboration with researcher in Cambodia, India, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania,¬†calls for increased support, protection and appropriate mental health services for orphaned and abandoned children on a global scale.

Published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress, the study of more than 1,200 orphaned and abandoned children across five low- and middle-income countries is one of the first to identify and quantify violence, physical and sexual abuse as other potentially traumatic events endured by orphans, after having lost one or both parents.

A copy of the study is available at http://www.wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/jts.

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