Afsal Moosa (Department of Psychology, St. Josephs College, Devagiri, Kozhikode, Kerala)
Jaseem Koorankot (Department of Clinical Psychology, IMHANS Kozhikode, Kerala)
Nigesh K. (Consultant Clinical Psychologist, CDMRP, Department of Psychology, University of Calicut, Calicut, Kerala)
Refugees are, by nature, prey to climates of violence that can deeply damage their mental health. The invisible wounds that refugees suffer as a result of violence, persecution, homelessness and invisibility create long term and often debilitating effects. Psychiatric disorders, like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Anxiety (GAD), Mental Exhaustion and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome effect many refugees (Mollica, Poole, Son, Murray, & Tor, 1997; Muecke & Sassi, 1992). While humanitarian aid usually focuses on the immediate physical needs of refugees like clean water, food, and shelter, it often overlooks mental health. Language barriers and cultural barriers take away by psychologists from refugee communities. The types of mental health problems refugees often develop and the time effective and robust treatment they require is a highly research needed field of study in current scenario. The present study focus on the effect of Solution Focused Art Therapy in emotional disturbances among refugee children. The sample consisted of 30 children’s from the refugee camps in Sharam vihar, South Delhi, and Mehwath, Haryana states, India selected by using purposive sampling method. During the course of the study, the researcher tried to measure and studies various variables like depression, anxiety, stress. Researcher was used DASS 21 (Lovibond & Lovibond, 1995) to perform these tasks. Pre test – Post test designs will be used in this study. In the study DASS score of pre test would-be compared with post test on the basis of Depression, Anxiety, Stress and solution focused art therapy. Results indicated that there was significant difference between the level of depression, anxiety and Stress in pretest and post test.