Former child soldiers in Africa draw on a reservoir of resilience
From the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Washington, D.C., May 5, 2008.
Ishmael Beah knows that former child soldiers in war-ravaged
African countries can reclaim their lives because that’s just what he did. In
1993, rebels in
His inspiring story illustrates the resilience of children forced into committing unthinkable acts, especially if they receive treatment that blends with their cultures, as well as acceptance back into their home communities.
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