The Effects of Armed Conflict on Children
Shenoda, S., Kadir, A., Pitterman, S., et al. (2018). The Effects of Armed Conflict on Children. Pediatrics 142(6).
Armed conflict can affect a child’s health throughout their lifetimes due to direct injury, deprivation, and toxic stress. This article examines the effect of armed conflict on children, recommendations for mitigating these effects for clinical practice, opportunities to strengthen the systems which protect children, and public policy advocacy.