Trauma Interventions in War and Peace

Prevention, Practice, and Policy

  • Bonnie L. Green
  • Matthew J. Friedman
  • Joop T. V. M. de Jong
  • Susan D. Solomon
  • Terence M. Keane
  • John A. Fairbank
  • Brigid Donelan
  • Ellen Frey-Wouters
  • Yael Danieli

Part of the International and Cultural Psychology Series book series (ICUP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Shekhar Saxena, Susan D. Solomon
      Pages 3-15
    3. Bonnie L. Green
      Pages 17-32
    4. Ellen L. Bassuk, Brigid Donelan, Bukelwa Selema, Salma Ali, Adriana Cavalcanti de Aguiar, Evelyn Eisenstein et al.
      Pages 33-55
    5. John A. Fairbank, Matthew J. Friedman, Joop de Jong, Bonnie L. Green, Susan D. Solomon
      Pages 57-72
  3. Abuse and Torture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-74
    2. David A. Wolfe, Madhabika B. Nayak
      Pages 75-104
    3. Rosalie S. Wolf, Gerry Bennett, Lia Daichman
      Pages 105-128
    4. Kim T. Mueser, Virginia A. Hiday, Lisa A. Goodman, Denise Valenti-Hein
      Pages 129-154
    5. Mary Ann Dutton, Dean G. Kilpatrick, Merle Friedman, Vikram Patel
      Pages 155-184
    6. Stuart Turner, Sahika Yuksel, Derrick Silove
      Pages 185-211
  4. War and disasters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-215
    2. William Yule, Rune Stuvland, Florence K. Baingana, Patrick Smith
      Pages 217-242
    3. Nancy Baron, Soeren Buus Jensen, Joop T. V. M. de Jong
      Pages 243-270
    4. Brian Engdahl, Purnaka de Silva, Zahava Solomon, Daya Somasundaram
      Pages 271-289
    5. Daya Somasundaram, Fran H. Norris, Nozomu Asukai, R. Srinivasa Murthy
      Pages 291-318
  5. United Nations Personnel

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-321
    2. Matthew J. Friedman, Peter G. Warfe, Gladys K. Mwiti
      Pages 323-348
  6. Summary and Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-350
    2. Terence M. Keane
      Pages 351-362
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 363-388

About this book


Peace of mind is a most precious resource, without which neither rich nor poor can know happiness. Yet mental health is undervalued and routinely taken for granted. Moreover, we allow war, torture, violence, poverty, d- ease, discrimination, and domestic abuse to undermine it. The wounds inflicted by these great human ills sicken the individual psyche, tear f- ilies apart, and send shock waves through society. Natural disasters, too, can cause sudden and acute trauma. Often, the damage—a chronic and relentless loss of dignity, self-esteem, and hope—is transmitted from one generation to the next: a sad and painful legacy indeed. Scientists, scholars, and medical and other professionals are seeking continuously to know more about mental health, and to apply their kno- edge. All of us, vulnerable human beings that we are, need to work together to ensure that the environment we live in is conducive to peace of mind, and free of the horrors that jeopardize mental well-being. This publication grew out of the commitment of the United Nations and others to this cause, and is the product of a series of lively meetings that the authors held at UN Headquarters with civil society groups, government officials, and United Nations staff—a dialogue that coincided with the World Health Organization's focus on mental health in 2001. I hope it will be a valuable resource for practitioners, policymakers, and United Nations field and headquarters staff wherever trauma strikes, and wherever peace of mind is threatened.


Counseling World Health Organization intervention trauma women

Editors and affiliations

  • Bonnie L. Green
    • 1
  • Matthew J. Friedman
    • 2
    • 3
  • Joop T. V. M. de Jong
    • 4
  • Susan D. Solomon
    • 5
  • Terence M. Keane
    • 6
    • 7
  • John A. Fairbank
    • 8
  • Brigid Donelan
    • 9
  • Ellen Frey-Wouters
    • 10
  • Yael Danieli
    • 11
  1. 1.Georgetown University Medical CenterWashington, D.C.
  2. 2.National Center for PTSD, White River JunctionVermont
  3. 3.Dartmouth Medical SchoolHanover
  4. 4.Transcultural Psychosocial OrganisationAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  5. 5.National Institutes of HealthBethesda
  6. 6.National Center for PTSDBoston
  7. 7.Boston UniversityBoston
  8. 8.UCLA—Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic StressDurham
  9. 9.United Nations
  10. 10.International Policy Research InstituteRiverdale
  11. 11.United Nations, ISTSSUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-47723-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47968-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-0455
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