Neural correlates of Emotion Regulation In Syrian Refugee Children: An ERP Study



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Since the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War, roughly 13 million Syrians have been displaced around the world. Building off decades of knowledge gained from child clinical and developmental sciences, chronic stressors, in combination with the trauma and hardship experienced in their country of origin, are expected to challenge the normative development and general well-being, placing these refugee children at risk for long term mental and physical health problems. ​Emotion Regulation in these youth is important in identifying how childhood trauma can help detect signs of psychological difficulties or illnesses. Specific to the refugee population, the war and threat-related adversities, as well as traumatic stressors experienced, can impact their ability to regulate emotions and creates challenges for their psychological status. For this study, we are focusing on the Syrian children who were born during the crisis in Syria, born in refugee camps, or were young in the events leading up to resettling in the US.