We are currently working in a number of contexts to assist colleagues who are working in contexts of war and armed conflict. This includes being engaged in a three year partnership with the Treatment and Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture (TRC) which is based in Ramallah, Palestine. To read about this partnership and the work of the TRC click here.
Over the last few years, this work has occurred with a wide range of people involved in, and affected by, war:
- former child soldiers in Uganda (in partnership with REPSSI)
- refugee children in Australia who fled from conflict in the Sudan (see ‘The Team of Life’)
- Palestinian families who are living under Israeli occupation in Nablus (in partnership with Medecins du Monde)
- Israeli families who had survived rocket attacks by Hezbollah and who have lost family members in war (in partnership with colleagues from Qesem Center and Barcai Institute)
- community workers from Basra, Iraq (training workers from Basra, Iraq, in partnership with the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims).
In conjunction with Lebanese colleagues, we have recently developed a ‘Checklist for social and psychological resistance’ which can be used with those who have survived bombings or other forms of military attack.
For more information
See Denborough, D. (2008). Collective narrative practice: Responding to individuals, groups, and communities who have experienced trauma. Adelaide: Dulwich Centre Publications.