Is trauma counselling the missing link? Enhancing socio-economic resilience among post-war IDPs in Northern Uganda

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Abstract

The civil war in Northern Uganda left communities traumatised and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although many government programmes have been implemented for rehabilitation, those with PTSD are often unable to grasp the opportunities presented due to underlying trauma. This study found that psycho-social support and trauma counselling increases the ability of people with PTSD to cope with hazard and misfortune. Importantly, the study found that psycho-social support directly and significantly increases socio-economic resilience and enhances the effects of social protection programmes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoaming Africa
Subtitle of host publicationMigration, Resilience and Social Protection
Place of PublicationBamendaa, Cameroon
PublisherLangaa RPCIG
Chapter16
Pages435–458
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9789956551019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameConnected and Mobile: Migration and Human Trafficking in Africa
PublisherLangaa

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Keywords

  • Trauma
  • social protection
  • Northern Uganda
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • PTSD
  • rehabilitation
  • psycho-social support

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van Reisen, M., Stokmans, M., Nakazibwe, P., Baluka, Z. M., & Vallejo, B. (2019). Is trauma counselling the missing link? Enhancing socio-economic resilience among post-war IDPs in Northern Uganda. In Roaming Africa: Migration, Resilience and Social Protection (Vol. 2, pp. 435–458). (Connected and Mobile: Migration and Human Trafficking in Africa ). Langaa RPCIG. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctvvh85q7.22