The Effectiveness of a Guidance Program to Reduce Post-traumatic Stress Disorder among A Sample of Syrian Refugee Children in Za'tari Camp in Jordan

Asma'a Badri Al Ebrahim, Asma Abdul Aziz Al-Hussein


The aim of this study was to identify the impact of a guidance program on reducing the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in a sample of Syrian children living in Al Zaatari camp in Jordan. The study population consists of children enrolled in schools in the camp who have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the violence they witnessed in their country before the asylum and their number was (280) children during the academic year 2013-2014, the sample was selected from children who achieved the highest scores on the scale used which is a measure of children's post-traumatic stress disorder totaling 12 children were selected directly from people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder to achieve the objectives of the study, a post-traumatic stress disorder and post-traumatic scale were applied the program has 10 sessions, each session 60 minutes, with two sessions a week.

The data were statistically analyzed to measure the effect of the therapeutic program in reducing symptoms of PTSD. The study showed that the therapeutic program is effective in reducing post-traumatic symptoms in Syrian children.

Keywords: Post - traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Syrian refugee children, Za'tari camp.

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