ACAMH response to the conflict in the Middle East

Dr. Gordana Milavić
Dr. Milavić is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital, London. She has over 40 years of experience in acute clinical practice, teaching and training. During her career she has been at the forefront of the organisation of mental health services for children and adolescents in southeast London. She is a Trustee and medical advisor of a number of mental health charities in the UK and internationally.

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The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) is deeply concerned about the escalating conflict in the Middle East, particularly those who have lost loved ones or been displaced. We join international humanitarian institutions in calling for an end to this suffering, and we wish to offer our support and sympathy to everyone affected by this devastating armed conflict.  It is imperative that the right care is provided as soon as possible.

The devastating consequences of war and armed conflict on children and young people and the adversity which persists well into adulthood are well researched and documented. There is a huge body of literature in trauma research which ACAMH is making available.

As a leading multidisciplinary evidence-based membership body, ACAMH is well placed to support our colleagues in the form of access to, and provision of, evidence-based materials, including our ongoing series of free to access talks on trauma and support for children and young people experiencing it.

The following resources from our promotions for Refugee Week last year may prove useful.

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