Children and War


Guests:

Julie Mccarthy
*NPR Correspondent in Jerusalem

Mike Wessells
*Professor of Psychology, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Va.
*Psychosocial Adviser, Christian Children's Fund (non-governmental agency that provides health, educational and social services to over four million kids in 42 countries around the world (including the U.S.)

Larry Aber
*Director, National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
*Former Co-Director, Columbia University Project on Children and War

Arlene Healey
*Director, Family Trauma Center, Belfast, Northern Ireland (opened in Jan. 1999, first National Health Center set up to offer mental health services to kids living through the violence)

It's always a jarring juxtaposition ... the image of a child against the backdrop of war. Where ever children grow up in conflict, the effects are felt long after war is over. From the Middle East to Bosnia to Rwanda, what we've learned about how to help. Join Neal Conan in this hour of Talk of the Nation from NPR News.
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