First they killed my father

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1. First They Killed MyFather: a daughterof CambodiaremembersWRITTEN BY: LOUNG UNGPRESENTED BY: JOANAE GRANT 2. Background Information The Cambodia/Vietnamese war started in 1975when Loung Ung was five years old and endedin 1980. Her and her family were living pretty wellconsidering her dad was a government official She lived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia 3. PTSD/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Characterized by the re-enactment of traumatic events In an article about Middle Eastern children, it talks about how PTSD isnot treated efficiently in children who have been in shell shock dueto war Stated from the Psychology book, women are most likely to developPTSD before the age of fifteen than men When she turned fifteen her trauma from the war surfaced. Thatmeans she had PTSD, but when she started going through puberty,everything changed physically and mentally. 4. Impact of the families death onLoung Ung Sisters death: trouble with coping with herdeath because it happened suddenly Moms death: developed amnesia, lost threedays of her life Dads death: started having nightmares ofsomething trying to kill her Research over WWII women whose fathersdied experienced nightmares after fathersdeath 5. PGD/Prolonged Grief Disorder Characterized by disruptive yearning, excessivebitterness, not accepting the death etc. It is stated by researchers that normal grieving period issix months after the person has passed away According to the Human Development book grievinghas 3 stages: Avoidance is the disbelief of the death,Confrontation is confronting the death and dealing withall of the emotions, and Restoration deals with theperson doing the things they used to and moving on withtheir lives In her interview she talks about how her mom, dad andtwo sisters dying was something she cant get over 6. Child Soldiers Loung Ung was trained to kill Research was done on child soldiers and it wasfound that children experienced more trauma, alot of anger and rage, and PTSD In an interview she talks about how the leadersused Pavlovian conditioning to get them to fightand work harder 7. Labor Camps Communism: a utopian lifestyle, an ideologicalviewpoint and way of life When Loung Ung and her family arrived at thefirst labor camp, the Khmer Rouge, soldiersduring the war, burned their belongings Her family had to work long days without anyfood because of the rationing 8. Identity Loss If people had any type of profession they were killedautomatically In an article about a survivor of Hurricane Katrina, shelost her identity because of the disaster and had tospend her life finding a new one Loung Ung might have to go through this because sheno longer has her own identity 9. Malnourishment Characterized by: edema(swelling), depression,muscle weakness etc. There were times she had to eat insects or smallanimals due to food rationing Her body began to change: she had aprotruding belly, swollen feet, loss of energy Kwashiorkor results from illness or infection andMarasmus is found more in developing countries 10. Orphan Loung Ung was considered an orphan since herparents died She tried to find a family to live with, but it didntwork out In an article about orphans in WWII, when thefather died the children were still consideredorphans even if the mother was still alive Orphaned children had anxiety, fear, yearning andgrievance 11. Rape Loung Ung was nearly raped by a Viatnamesesoldier In an article about rape, It is used as a weapon,but hasnt been considered a weapon yet. Italso messes with women physically and mentallycausing them to lose security After the incident she questions why would hehurt her if hes supposed to be saving them 12. Living with PTSD In an article about PTSD in ongoing war, children had high levels ofPTSD than depression after the war Loung Ung is watching television and sees Ethiopian children whoare malnourished and it makes her think about her baby sister Geakwho was malnourished during the war PTSD helped Loung Ung write this book and her other two books:Lucky Child and LuLu in the sky 13. References Bahjat, S. (2014). The tale of the Middle Easts children. Middle EastJournal of Family Medicine, 12(7), 22-25. Berk, L. E., (2014). Exploring lifespan development: Third edition.Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. Dugan, B. (2007). Loss of identity in disaster: how do you saygoodbye to home? Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 43(1), 41-46. Ertl, V., Pfeiffer, A., Schauer-Kaiser, E., Elbert, T., Neuner, F. (2014). Thechallenge of living on: Psychopathology and its mediatinginfluence on the readjustment of former child soldiers. Plos ONE,9(7), 1-11. Kirkpatrick, S. 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