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dc.contributor.authorMcBrien, Jody L.
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Jan
dc.contributor.authorEzati, Betty Akullu
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-25T03:20:39Z
dc.date.available2019-10-25T03:20:39Z
dc.date.created2017-08-16 23:04
dc.date.issued2016-11-01
dc.identifieroai:ojs.ajol.info:article/146953
dc.identifierhttp://www.ajol.info/index.php/contjas/article/view/146953
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/1271972
dc.description.abstractThe war in northern Uganda with Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) created over 20 years of terror and turmoil. Tens of thousands of youth were either abducted as child soldiers and/or sex slaves; or they were placed in internally displaced peoples’ (IDP) camps, where they lived with inadequate social provisions, such as food, health care, education, and safety. Our study used interviews and focus groups to learn about how these youth were coping post-war. In particular, we focused on youth with positive purpose and goals to understand ways in which they were supported to hold fast to positive development and life goals. Findings indicated that rehabilitation, financial support for education, role models, and sports/arts have helped many youth who experienced war in northern Uganda find pro-social purposes in their lives.Keywords: Positive Youth Development; Uganda; War-affected youth; Youth Purpose; Former child soldiers.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherInstitute of African Studies, University of Ghana
dc.relation.ispartofhttp://www.ajol.info/index.php/contjas/article/view/146953/136473
dc.rights© Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, 2013
dc.sourceContemporary Journal of African Studies; Vol 4, No 1 (2016); 29-56
dc.subjectPositive Youth Development
dc.subjectUganda
dc.subjectWar-affected youth
dc.subjectYouth Purpose
dc.subjectFormer child soldiers.
dc.titlePositive Youth Development in War-Affected Children in Uganda
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