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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 249-255

School based psychosocial work with children affected by terrorism and other violence: examples from a local organisation in North Ossetia, Russia

1 lecturer in the Department of the North Ossetian Republic Teachers' Training Institute and a trainer with the local NGO, Dostizhenija
2 deputy director of the North Ossetian Republic Teachers' Training Institute, an associate professor and executive director of Dostizhenija

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This field report describes the activities of a local, nongovernmental organisation attempting to strengthen the system of psychosocial support available in schools in North Ossetia, Russia. This semi autonomous republic in the Russian Federation has been plagued by terrorism and the influx of internally displaced and refugee children. The activities described aim to address the mental health needs of the children, their families and caregivers, and foster healthy psychosocial development within the school system.

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