Date of Award


Document Type

Non Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education




war, Liberia, adolescent development


Family is the most importance of all human relationships, as it is the basic unit of society. In order for any development to occur in a child, the family must provide a stable yet flexible environment for the child. This environment allows for change as the child develops and as new situations present themselves. This natural phenomenon is not the case with many Liberian teens, who have been through tortured, emotional, physical, sexual and psychological abuse by their masters, the warlords. Research findings point to the need for increased drugs, stress, mental health and violence education for community leaders, educators, counselors, and churches for Liberian teenagers, and the need for more research to help in the understanding of how war affects development.


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