Relatively little is known about the impact of war-related trauma among refugees and asylum seekers on their children. This review recently published in the European Journal of Psychotraumatology found a range of family and parent-related mechanisms, including disrupted attachment, maladaptive parenting, parental mental health issues and diminished family functioning, that help to explain the link between parents’ trauma exposure and sequelae and potential mental health and behavioural problems among their children who have no history of war-related trauma. The findings have implications for practitioners and services providing individual and family supports to identify and address identified mechanisms of transmission.
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