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Increased hostility in former child soldiers

4 November, 2011

Former child soldiers who had wounded or killed others during the war in Sierra Leone, showed increased hostility in the first prospective study on former child soldiers’ psychosocial adjustment and social reintegration.

Child Soldiers has published a link to the study on their website.

Sierra Leone’s Former Child Soldiers:  A Follow-Up Study of Psychosocial Adjustment and Community Reintegration. Betancourt, T.S., Borisova, II., Williams, T.P., Brennan, R.T., Whitfied, T.H., de la Soudier, M., Williamson, J., Gilman, S.E.  Child Development (2010) 81(4) 1077-1095.