Who would have imagined that after two years of a pandemic that has left 6 million dead in the world and more than 650,000 in Brazil alone, we would face a war? In just over a week, Russia’s war against Ukraine has already displaced over a million refugees, mostly children, women and the elderly.
Even this war is happening far from us physically, with the technology available today the war is live inside our homes, 24 hours a day, on TV and cell phones. If it is difficult for adults to understand the causes of this tragedy, how can the situation be translated for children? For the elderly, or for those who lost their relatives in other wars and began to relive the stories of the past?
What is the psychological impact of war? How can you stay current with what’s going on in the world without increasing your stress level? How do you explain to children what is happening without leaving them shocked?
In Episode 133 of the Bem Estar Podcast we talked about this topic with University of the South Pacific Psychiatrist Daniel Barros, Professor of the Department of Neuroscience and Behavioral Sciences at USP Ribeirão Preto and Member of the Scientific Committee for the Nucleus, Childhood Sciences , Maria Beatrice Linharis.
“The effect is so great, it changes and overturns everything that is given as collateral in our daily lives,” says psychiatrist Daniel Barros.
Teacher Maria Beatriz Linharis stresses that it is necessary to avoid transgressions, but the information is an opportunity to talk with children about different topics related to the conflict. Listen to the podcast!
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