Rethinking the Trauma of War

Bracken, Patrick; Petty, Celia


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This text examines the emerging concerns about the export of trauma experts and counsellors to war-torn areas of the world. Patrick Bracken and Celia Petty observe that in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the world’s major relief agencies changed their approach to the victims of war. The contributors are all professionals who are involved in helping adults and children rebuild their lives after witnessing the destruction of their families and communities. Based on their own experience of working internationally, this book presents an analysis of present, misconceived attempts to give help, but also an agenda for future, more appropriate ways of responding to those affected by wars and conflicts.

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