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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is children as soldiers and victims of military conflict.


Six Superlative Sources

· The International Conference on War-Affected Children, September, 2000. Canadian International Development Agency and UNICEF.

· Brett, R., and McCallin, M. (1996). Children: The Invisible Soldiers. Rädda Barnen.

· Christian Children's Fund (1998). 'Okusiakala Ondalo Yokalye,' Let Us Light a New Fire: Local Knowledge in the Post-War Healing and Reintegration of War-Affected Children in Angola. Christian Children's Fund.

· Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers.

· Cohn, I., and Goodwin-Gill, G. (1994). Child Soldiers: The Role of Children in Armed Conflicts. Clarendon.

· Machel, G. (2001). The Impact of War on Children. David Philip.

Other Excellent Sources

· Boothby, N., and Knudsen, C. (2000). Children of the Gun. Scientific American, 282(6), 60-66.

· Bracken, P.J., and Petty, C. (Eds.) (1998). Rethinking the Trauma of War. Free Association Books.

· Cairns, E. (1996). Children and Political Violence. Blackwell.

· Honwana, A. (1997). Healing for Peace: Traditional Healers and Post-War Reconstruction in Southern Mozambique. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 3, 293-305.

· Human Rights Watch (1997). The Scars of Death: Children Abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda. Human Rights Watch.

· Legrand, J.C. (1999). Lessons Learned from UNICEF Field Programmes for the Prevention of Recruitment, Demobilization, and Reintegration of Child Soldiers. UNICEF.

· Mazurana, D., and McKay, S. (2001). Child Soldiers: What about the Girls? Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 57(5), 30-35.

· Straker, J. (1992). Faces in the Revolution. David Philip.

· Verhey, B. (2001). Child Soldiers: Preventing, Demobilizing, and Reintegrating. World Bank Group, Africa Region Working Paper Series, No. 23.

· Wessells, M. (1997). Child Soldiers. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 53(6), 32-39.

· Wessells, M. (2002). Recruitment of Children as Soldiers in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Ecololgical Analysis. In L. Mjoset and S. Van Holde (Eds.), The Comparative Study of Conscription in the Armed Forces (Comparative Social Research, Vol. 20, pp. 237-254). Elsevier.

· Wessells, M.G., and Monteiro, C. (2001). Psychosocial Interventions and Post-War Reconstruction in Angola: Interweaving Western and Traditional Approaches. In D. Christie, R.V. Wagner, and D. Winter (Eds.), Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology for the 21st Century (pp. 262-275). Prentice Hall.

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