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Topic 1: Developing an awareness of Ubuntu values within Burundian communities

Developing an awareness of Ubuntu values within Burundian communities.

Collective Healing : A Social Action Approach. Supplement to support sustainable use of Narrative Theatre

Healing is not an event, it is a process done with the support of many


The Centre Ubuntu is Non-Profit Organisation based in Bujumbura, Burundi. In 2005, the Centre adopted Narrative Theatre as a main strategy to strengthen the social fabric of the communities they serve, and to facilitate healing in areas traumatised by war.

Psychological first aid: Guide for field workers

Psychological first aid: Guide for field workers


Anthology of resources: Psychological first aid for low and middle income countries project 2009-2010

The following is a collection of resources gathered in 2009-2010 for the project to develop a Psychological First Aid Guide for low and middle income countries. Resources were reviewed to inform the project, and included for their interest and relevance to the theme. We appreciate all of those who have contributed to this body of work and those who shared their resources for this anthology, with a special thanks to suggestions from the World Health Organization, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse.

Ethnocultural Aspects of PTSD: An Overview of Concepts, Issues, and Treatments

The present article offers an overview discussion of ethnocultural aspects of PTSD, with special attention to major conceptual issues, clinical considerations, and therapy practices. The historical circumstances leading to the widespread acceptance of PTSD among conventional mental health professionals, and the subsequent criticisms that emerged from scholars, humanitarian workers, and ethnocultural minorities are presented as an important background to the current controversial status of the concept, especially with regard to arguments regarding the ethnocultural determinants of PTSD.

The trauma of truth telling: Effects of witnessing in the Rwandan Gacaca courts on psychological health

AbstractTruth telling has come to play a pivotal role in postconflict reconciliation processes around the world. A common claim is that truth telling is healing and will lead to reconciliation. The present study applies recent psychological research to this issue by examining whether witnessing in the gacaca, the Rwandan village tribunals for truth and reconciliation after the 1994 genocide, was beneficial for psychological health.

Suffering and healing in the aftermath of war and genocide in Rwanda. Mediations through community-based sociotherapy

ToC- Preliminary Material - Introduction - Making Memories Of Mogadishu In Somali Poetry About The Civil War - The Road, The Song And The Citizen: Singing After Violence In Kwa Zulu-Natal - Maisha Bora, Kwa Nani? A Cool Life, For Whom?

Social capital and mental health in Japan: a multilevel analysis

AbstractBackgroundA national cross-sectional survey was conducted in Japan. This is because the growing recognition of the social determinants of health has stimulated research on social capital and mental health. In recent years, systematic reviews have found that social capital may be a useful factor in the prevention of mental illness.