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Psychosocial and Trauma Response in War-torn Societies

Supporting Traumatized Communities through Theatre and the Arts

  • Author: IOM
  • Publication date: August 2002
  • Page count: 104
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 02.III.S.7

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Building on the results of the Psychosocial and Trauma Response (PTR) programme started in 1999 in Kosovo, this new volume analyzes the role played by artistic and theatrical activities in supporting traumatized communities, through the recounting of painful past experiences by individuals and groups using metaphors, symbols and body language. At the same time, this collection of essays highlights the innovative and multidisciplinary approach adopted by the PTR programme, which brings together mental health, oral history, anthropology and the arts in an effort to overcome collective suffering.