TITLE

INDICATORS OF INDIVIDUAL AND COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH IN WOMEN-HEADED HOUSEHOLDS IN SITUATIONS OF FORCED DISPLACEMENT IN THE DEPARTMENT OF QUINDÍO

AUTHOR(S)
Salazar, José Alonso Andrade; Sicachá, Maira Andrea
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
El Ágora USB;ene-jun2012, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p61
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This research aims to analyze the psychosocial impact caused by the armed conflict both on the individual and the community mental health of 30 women-headed households in a situation of displacement in the State of Quindío. For such a purpose, a characterization card was applied, which showed that 53% of displaced women are not able to control their emotional life, 90% do not have access to social support networks, and 70% do not have positive communication relations within the family. Also, many of them do not have permanent educational opportunities (70%) considered themselves excluded and pointed at by the Community (47%). The study indicated that 80% did not request psychological assistance and 67% think that the community favors the access to resources and services, which makes their cultural and social life active (70%).
ACCESSION #
87632378

 

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