Teachers as Therapists
Case three: Adnan
Seven-year-old Adnan lost his mother during a Serbian attack on his hometown in central Bosnia.
He, his father and his sister moved as refugees to Sarajevo.
Three months later, as the family walked to a safe school, a sniper opened fire, killing Adnan's father.
After that, Adnan and his sister lived with a relative.
Early last year, a grenade exploded in a schoolyard, killing eight children-including Adnan's sister.
Today, Adnan does not show any emotion. No one has ever seen him smile. He does not participate in group activities. He wakes up in the middle of the night, screaming. But he never shares his nightmares. Adnan seldom talks about his family. When he does talk, he sounds like an adult.
We have to be strong," he says. "We have to work hard for our country."