Online Program

Is there public health under occupation? humiliation, human insecurity, and health in the occupied palestinian territory

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Panos Vostanis, PhD, Dept of Psychology, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, United Kingdom
We will discuss the association between war trauma and symptoms of PTSD, anxiety and depression among children in Gaza. Both Dr. Ghannam and Dr. Vostanis have spent extended periods of time in Gaza and have invested in developing community-based mental health service models that address the needs of children living under strenuous circumstances. Both have already agreed to participate in the session and indicated that they will be able to support their travel from their respective institutions.

Learning Areas:

Advocacy for health and health education
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related public policy
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Describe the role of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency humanitarian aid program to refugees in the occupied Palestinian territory. Explain the role of humiliation in health outcomes. Analyze the evidence that military occupation undermines health.

Keyword(s): War

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Leicester.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.