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Introducing the notion of social context of collective trauma to ESTSS.

Authors
  • Ajduković, Dean1
  • 1 Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia. , (Croatia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
European journal of psychotraumatology
Publication Date
2013
Volume
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3402/ejpt.v4i0.21258
PMID: 23755326
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Living amidst war and mass suffering while grasping the opportunity for professional growth, intertwined into my life perspective. Along the years, ESTSS provided a backdrop for my contacts with mental health colleagues from whom I learned, and among whom many became my friends. These rich experiences guided me towards promoting awareness within ESTSS of the importance of social context in which healing of traumatized populations is expected to progress. Each incident of organized violence leaves behind new scores of traumatized individuals and family members, among whom many will need support that may stretch their resources beyond reasonable limits. We need to acknowledge the hindering effects of living in such a social context and that many people that we meet as professionals may carry the burden of unresolved trauma, which should not go by unattended.

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