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Vulnerability and Coping Strategies in Cambodia: Psycho-Social Vulnerability

  • Project from: 1995 to 1996


The purpose of the project was to provide a preliminary assessment of a) the relevance and appropriateness of Western psycho-therapeutic models based on certain notions of trauma, health, illness, vulnerable groups and childhood; b) the range of factors that mediate the impact of conflict at the individual, family and community levels; c) ways in which psycho-social distress may have affected the capacity of people to rebuild their lives; and d) the nature of institutional responses to psycho-social vulnerability.

The project was carried out in collaboration with the United Nations Study on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Children, and in Phnom Penh with UNICEF and IDRC.