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Author Villanueva O'Driscoll, Julia.

Title Children disengaged from armed groups in Colombia : integration processes in context / Julia Villanueva O'Driscoll, Gerrit Loots, Ilse Derluyn
Published London : Versita, 2013
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Series Versita discipline: psychology
Contents ch. 1 Introduction -- Child Soldiers: a Phenomenon -- Colombia -- Research Methodology -- Study Population -- Study Design -- Study Data and Analysis -- ch. 2 Historical, Sociopolitical and Geographical Background -- A Glance at the Conflict Dynamics -- Demobilizing Processes and Peace Agreements -- Armed Groups Involved in the Conflict -- Regular Forces -- Irregular Groups -- Guerrilla Groups -- Paramilitary Groups -- New Groups -- The Sociogeographical Situation and its Diversity -- Bogotá (Capital District) -- Medellín (Antioquia) -- San Juan de Pasto (Nariño) -- Cartagena de Indias (Bolívar)-- ch. 3 Children in Colombia -- Childhood -- Living in a War-torn Country -- Speaking in Figures -- Proximity of the Conflict -- A Population in Violated Situations -- "Los desaparecidos" (The Missing)
ch. 6 Broader Support Programmes: Outside the Lines -- Dynamics of Organisations -- Psychosocial Support -- Prevention -- Ecological Approach -- Children -- Family -- Broader Community -- What Support is Being Offered? -- Direct Support to Children -- Psychotherapy -- Workshops -- Recreational Activities: Art and Sports -- Educational Support -- Vocational Support -- Legal Support -- Medical Support -- Religion, Spirituality, and Rituals -- Staff Team -- Indirect Support: Sensitization, Public Policy, and Research -- Focus of Support -- Resilience -- Individual Versus Group -- Attention for Ethnic Differences -- Attention for Gender
ch. 7 In the Field -- Context -- Ongoing Conflict -- Discourse -- Country Situation -- Financial Aspects -- Programme -- Participant Specific -- Age Specific -- Institutionalization -- Communication -- Follow-up -- Avoiding Assistentialism -- Experiences Staff -- Flexibility -- Continuous Development and Growth -- Overload -- Children's Experiences -- Children's Needs: Children in Search of ... -- Alternatives -- Autonomy and Identity -- Belonging -- Involvement and Recognition -- Problems During the Programme -- Financial Aspects -- Adapting -- Stigmatization and Discrimination -- Programme Insecurity -- Outcome -- ch. 8 Final reflections -- Index -- References
"Los secuestrados" (The Abducted) -- Human Trafficking -- "Los amenazados" (The Threatened) -- "Los desplazados" (The Displaced) -- Risks Factors for Engaging With Armed Groups -- Poverty -- Violence -- Family -- Education -- ch. 4 Children Engaged With Armed Groups -- Introduction -- Concept of Former Child Soldiers -- Number of Children Engaged With Armed Groups -- Illegal, Legal, Regular, Irregular, Emergent, Organised, Criminal ... Armed Groups Engaging Children -- Motivation for Engaging With Armed Groups -- Environment Sphere -- Societal Circumstances: Lack of Opportunities -- Fulfilling Children's Rights: a Responsibility of the State -- A Military Culture and Prestige -- Armed Group Sphere -- Presence of Armed Group -- Recruitment as a Military Strategy -- Emotional Availability
Availability of Opportunities -- Family Sphere -- Difficult Family Conditions -- Lack of a Protection Shield and Abuse -- Family Culture -- Personal Sphere -- Difficult Past -- A Stage in Life -- In Summary -- Way of Entering -- Voluntary: Undertaken of One's Own Free Will -- Forcibly: Against One's Will -- Dynamics in the Group -- Activities -- Discipline -- Relationships -- Sexual Relations -- Motivation for Disengaging form the Armed Group -- Reasons for Leaving the Armed Group: the Push Factors -- Reasons for (Re)turning the Society: the Pull Factors -- Effects of Engagement -- Physical -- Psychological -- Social -- Cultural -- ch. 5 DDR Minors -- Legislation -- The Process of Disengagement from Armed Groups -- Disengagement Paths -- Speaking in Figures -- The Governmental Reinsertion Programme -- Transition Centre -- Institutional Path -- Centre for Specialized Attention -- Youth House -- Family Path -- Tutor Home -- Managed Home -- Follow-up
Summary "Drawing on a broad research on historical, geographical and socio-political context of the Colombian conflict, the book explores the role of children entangled in the military fighting. Following the case studies of minors, starting from the recruitment up to the disengagement, the authors seek to understand the process itself and to analyze various support methods offered to the affected children. Weaving together different points of view, coming from the children, and from the workers of the organizations offering help, the book gives an engaging and dramatic overview of the phenomenon of child soldiers."--Publisher's description
Notes © 2013 Julia Villanueva O'Driscoll, Gerrit Loots, Ilse Derluyn This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 license, which means that the text may be used for non-commercial purposes, provided credit is given to the author
Subject Child soldiers -- Rehabilitation.
Child soldiers.
Children and war.
Form Electronic book
Author Derluyn, Ilse.
Loots, Gerrit.
ISBN 8376560441
9788376560441