Description : In this text, international scholars explore the enduring legacy of such social shocks as war, genocide, slavery, tyranny, crime, and disease. Cases considered include genocide in many countries; the plight of the families of Holocaust survivors, atomic bomb survivors in Japan, and even the children of Nazis; the long-term effects associated with the Vietnam War and the war in Yugoslavia; and the psychology arising from the legacy of slavery in America.
Description : The Nordic welfare societies have been described as ‘beacons of light’ in work with refugees, with their emphasis on egalitarian and extensive benefit levels, wealth redistribution, promotion of gender equality and maximisation of labour force participation. Members of the population benefit from free education, universal healthcare and public services that provide an elaborate social safety net. The conditions seem favourable for refugees exposed to severely traumatic events in countries of origin and in flight who have come to rest in the safe havens of the Nordic countries. But has society really done what it could and should in the field of refugee mental health? Does it really care? This book provides an investigative perspective on challenges encountered by professionals in the Nordic countries in refugee mental health and care, addressing key contemporary challenges faced by forcibly displaced populations. Leading academics and practitioners working with refugees in clinics, universities and research centres in the fields of psychiatry, psychology, nursing, physical therapies, social work, child care, education, anthropology, and sociology present their work on care, treatment perspectives, human rights, families in flight and exile, asylum-seekers and undocumented migrants. In general, the growing focus on trauma, refugee streams and unresolved issues around the world makes this book a useful source work for the increasing number of professions being drawn into this work. In regard to universities and colleges, it offers transcultural perspectives in medicine, nursing, social work and social science.
Description : This report presents the results of a study of effective employment initiatives for refugees and reunited refugee family members who are psychologically vulnerable, have symptoms of trauma or are traumatised. The study consists of a literature study and an exploratory investigation of existing practices for the target group in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The study shows that the knowledge base about effective employment initiatives for the target group is currently limited. Nevertheless, several best practices are identified that have a good probability of showing positive employment outcomes for the target group. The report presents the existing knowledge base in the litterature, detailed description of best practices and it identifies key prerequisites in creating effective employment initiatives for the target group.
Description : Weitere Angaben Inhalt: Anthony GRENVILLE: Preface Elke SEEFRIED: 'A noteworthy contribution in the fight against Nazism': Hubertus Prinz zu Löwenstein im Exil Patricia CLAVIN: 'A Wandering Scholar' in Britain and the USA, 1933-45: The Life and Work of Moritz Bonn Wilfried WEINKE: 'England find ich gut!' Facetten aus Leben und Werk des Autors Robert Muller Steven W. LAWRIE: 'Es soll diese Spur doch bleiben...' Hans Jacobus: Exile, National Socialism and the Holocaust Gillian LATHEY: Eulenspiegel to Owlyglass: The Impact of the Work of the Exiled Illustrators Walter Trier and Fritz Wegner on British Children's Literature Ulrike WALTON-JORDAN: 'Although he is Jewish, he is M&S': Jewish Refugees from Nazism and Marks & Spencer from the 1930s to the 1960s Jennifer TAYLOR: Into Exile: Ernst Sommer in London Ursula HUDSON-WIEDENMANN: Exil in Großbritannien: Die Keramikerin Grete Loebenstein-Marks Andrea HAMMEL: Selma Kahn - A Provincial Exile Jon HUGHES: AJR Information in the Context of German-language Exile Journal Publication, 1933-1945 Anthony GRENVILLE: Listening to Refugee Voices: The Association of Jewish Refugees Information and Research on the Refugees from Hitler in Britain Index
Description : The first edition of this book was acclaimed as a practical, insightful and humane guide for professionals in mental health, social work and voluntary and government agencies who are concerned with the care of refugees and other victims of political and military violence. These professionals can develop feelings of irritation, disappointment and hopelessness when their work seems not to have the expected result. Successful counselling and therapy require empathy with such victims of traumatic events. But empathy must be based on, and combined with, expertise and knowledge that is both scientific and research-based, and focused on the special needs of these victims. This book is written from the first-hand experience of a world expert in this field, and provides A practical guide to clinical work with adult, child and adolescent victims A conceptual framework which places treatment in the context of the main therapeutic approaches A review of the research evidence that supports these methods of assessment and treatment Many clinical examples and a full consideration of the special problems of communication across cultures and language barriers Recognition of the special problems for professionals and volunteers dealing with these clients This new edition reflects the latest scientific and clinical work and knowledge, and will be essential for mental health professionals as well as for a wider readership of social, legal and administrative professionals who are concerned with the wellbeing of these victims. "A supremely accessible, comprehensive text on the effects of detention, torture, rape, exile, and culture shock, and how to understand and effectively help victims. It is also a vivid insight into traumatization and transgenerational suffering, and into transcultural and transtheoretical therapy. Harrowing yet timely, essential reading for frontline therapists and counsellors." —Colin Feltham, PhD, Sheffield Hallam University
Description : This book examines the life and art of those contemporary artists who by force or by choice find themselves on other shores. It argues that the exilic challenge enables the émigré artist to (re)establish new artistic devices, new laws and a new language of communication in both his everyday life and his artistic work.