Center for International Stabilization & Recovery

CISR envisions a world where people can build peaceful and prosperous futures free from the repercussions of conflict and disaster.

We help communities affected by conflict and trauma through innovative and reliable research, training, information exchange, and direct services such as:

Mine Risk Education
Peer Support
Management Training
Scientific Research
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A new study published in the June 2012 issue of World Psychiatry investigates age and gender in responsiveness to intervention.

[COLOMBO] School-based interventions helped young boys cope with the lingering psychological and social consequences of internal conflict in northern Sri Lanka, but had little effect on girls, according to a newly published study. 

Age and gender were critical factors in how well children responded to school-based interventions in the region that witnessed three decades of civil conflict between government forces and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, which ended in 2009 with the latter’s defeat.

Previous studies reported prevalence rates of up to 30 per cent for post-traumatic stress disorder and 20 per cent for major depression among children in northeast Sri Lanka.

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