children, mental health, physical health, adverse childhood experiences, ACEs
Exposure to violence and instability can cause mental and physical challenges among children, who are one of the most vulnerable populations in the world. Palestinian children have long been exposed to violence and instability due to military conflict, forced displacement, and lack of access to essential resources like food, water, and electricity. The volatile political situation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the unstable Palestinian governments exacerbates these issues. As a result of being exposed to high levels of violence and instability, Palestinian children experience PTSD, exhibit high levels of aggression, and face physical injuries and death. Legal aid and advocacy efforts can be implemented to protect children and ensure their rights and interests are represented.
"Exposure to Violence and Instability among Children in Palestine,"
Ballard Brief: Vol. 2023:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/ballardbrief/vol2023/iss1/3