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Children’s Minds in the Line of Fire Blog


Intra-psychic, yet societally induced trauma is relevant to the ‘Mind in the Line of Fire’ theme chosen for our 53rd Congress in Cartagena, in 2023.  Our IPA leaders (President Harriet Wolfe and Vice-President Adriana Prengler) have recognized that the pandemic exaggerated societal inequities long with us; they urge us to develop psychoanalytic theory relevant to societal effects on psyches. Children and adolescents are often the group most affected by cultural changes and catastrophes.  They are like the canaries sent into coal mines to signal the presence of gases, imbibing cultural, societal and economic changes in a rapid and powerful way.  In advance of the congress, COCAP (IPA Committee on Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis) here initiates a blog entitled, ‘Children’s Minds in the Line of Fire.’  

Dr. Mary T. Brady, COCAP Co-Chair


2022

Bringing Alpha Function to Children in the Storm of Family Violence

18 October
Psychoanalyst Kimberly Leary enjoins us to reach out to communities we want to join; don’t wait to be asked.



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About Adolescent Suicide

26 September
María del Carmen Míguez asks "what changes are we witnessing regarding the physical and mental integrity of adolescents?"



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Lies about Chernobyl in 1986 and about the war in Ukraine 2022: toxicity for the developing mind

30 August
Antònia Grimalt considers the emotional toxicity of ongoing lies and malignant manipulation of the truth.



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Parents’ and Teachers’ Minds in the Line of Fire: Considerations of Intervention

15 August
Donna Roth Smith explores how the minds of parents, teachers and analysts are all in the line of fire and have been for the past two years. 



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Born and Raised in Times of Pandemic: First Observations

12 July
Patricia Singer explores how in times of pandemic the processes of both parentality and early psychic structuring are affected.




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Children in a World at War

15 June 
Mónica Cardenal invites you to imagine the emotional world of a child who has lost everything under the fire of violence and asks what our role is as analysts in the face of such an emotional catastrophe.



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Anti-War Manifesto — Forbidden Games (1952)

18 May 
Ana Belchior Melícias asks: What is the meaning of inconnus after all? The death drive in the lethal/legitimate adult games which superimpose death on life? The innocent-secret-forbidden children's games, which challenge the limits of the law of both Church and Father?



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Adolescents in the Line of Fire: Pandemic and War

14 April 
Dr Fernando M. Gómez writes: "The pandemic came and put baby, child and adolescent minds in the line of fire. New losses, deaths, traumas and mourning processes were imposed, in addition to the existing ones."



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How dare you!

16 March 
Christine Franckx on the multiple challenges of adolescents facing the climate crisis





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On Psychic envelopes and spaces for young children during the pandemic

17 February 
Christine Anzieu Premmereu examines the effects of the global health crisis on babies and infants. 


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Cria Cuervos: political and personal trauma in a child’s mind 

5 January 
Mary T. Brady Ph.D. discusses trauma in children through the Spanish film, ‘Cria Cuervos.’ The individual trauma in the film is also linked to larger societal trauma.




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