The objectives of the study were to identify the emotional stability among the ex-detainees Palestinian children from Israeli prisons. Emotional stability scale was administrated to 299 children using the stratified random sampling method. The findings revealed that the ex-detainees Palestinian children experienced a low level of emotional stability. These results confirmed the traumatic experiences on the personality of the ex-detainees Palestinian children from Israeli prisons. The consequences of the findings for practice are highlighted.
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