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UMass Boston- Conference Examines Ways to Rebuild After Disasters

Stigma and medical and psychosocial problems endured by child soldiers in Colombia, Nepal, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, and ways to reintegrate the soldiers back into civilian life were among the many topics discussed at the Conference on Rebuilding Sustainable Communities for Children and Their Families After Disasters, held by UMass Boston from November 16 through 19. Bringing together scholars and field practitioners from universities, governmental agencies, and non-governmental organizations, participants identified current challenges to rebuilding sustainable communities after disasters, and shared a wide range of analyses and practical solutions based on research and best practices. More...

12/18/08