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Improving psychosocial well-being of child laborers and young people who are engaged in low-income economic activities in Istanbul, Turkey

Bademci, H Özden and Karadayı, E Figen and Pur Karabulut, İpek Güzide and Kurt, Zeynep and Warfa, Nasir (2017) 'Improving psychosocial well-being of child laborers and young people who are engaged in low-income economic activities in Istanbul, Turkey.' Child & Youth Services, 38 (4). pp. 272-284. ISSN 0145-935X

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Abstract

Child laborers are typically subjected to multiple and chronic traumatic experiences. With no parents or caregivers to act as a buffer zone against stressors, they grow up in chaotic and unpredictable work environments. Child laborers are more at risk of developing a range of psychological, emotional, and behavioral problems. The authors established an 8-month psychosocial support program for child laborers and young people attending a vocational training center one day a week. The authors found that anxiety and depression moderately correlated with negative self-concept, somatization, and hostility. Toward the end of the 8-month program, participants reported improved psychological and emotional well-being. The provision of a safe and mediated psychosocial program enhanced the emotional and mental well-being of vulnerable children and young people.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0500 Psychoanalysis
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 26 May 2017 09:22
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2022 13:26
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/19724

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