At the moment, a disappointing picture is observed in Ukraine, the number of forcibly displaced persons due to aggression and military actions by the Russian Federation is increasing. Once again, Ukrainians are forced to migrate masse under the pressure of hostilities and face many problems – access to social services, finding housing and work, and registration in a new place, but they also have to overcome psychological problems. Children need special attention from psychologists. The paper presents socio-psychological aspects of the adaptation of children from internally displaced families. An analysis of the results of theoretical-empirical studies of the course of adaptation processes in children and the influence of the environment on them, in particular, the forced change of it, experienced by immigrants and their children, was carried out. It has been established on an empirical level that the higher the adaptability of students to the surrounding environment, the more satisfied they are with their upbringing in this community. This is reflected both in their internal positive emotional and psychological state and in their success in educational activities and extracurricular work. In the paper, we offer a study that empirically shows that adolescents from internally displaced families, with a significant percentage advantage, are characterized by a high level of social and psychological adaptation. Therefore, it can be concluded that the children of forced migrants are mostly characterized by a desire to dominate, a tendency to affective response, and impulsive behavior.
Keywords: socio-psychological adaptation, mental trauma, affective response, helplessness, psychosocial support.