ABSTRACT

"International Responses to Traumatic Stress" asks pertinent questions as the United Nations observes its 50th Anniversary. It focuses on the effects of traumatic stress which accompany personal and collective disasters. In an overcrowded world, recent catastrophes, natural as well as man-made, have left a wake of tormented people, ranging from political prisoners to humiliated UN peace-keepers.

chapter intro|14 pages

Introduction

ByYael Danieli, Nigel S. Rodley, Lars Weisæth

part Chapter 1|1 pages

Criminal Activity

chapter |66 pages

Victims of Crime

The Contribution of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme
ByEduardo Vetere, Irene Melup

part Chapter 2|1 pages

Criminal Activity

chapter |19 pages

Victims of Crime: Justice, Support and Public Safety

The Contribution of Non-Governmental Organizations
ByIrvin Waller

part Chapter 3|1 pages

Violations Of Human Rights

chapter |29 pages

United Nations Action from the Victims’ Perspective

The Contribution of the United Nations Centre for Human Rights and the High Commissioner for Human Rights
ByElsa Stamatopoulou

part Chapter 4|1 pages

Violations of Human Rights

chapter |29 pages

Traumatic Stress and the Role of NGOs

The Contribution of Non-Governmental Organizations
ByJames Welsh

part Chapter 5|1 pages

Forced Displacement

chapter |32 pages

Refugee Trauma, Protection and Assistance

The Contribution of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
ByMary Petevi

part Chapter 6|1 pages

Forced Displacement

chapter |25 pages

Non-Governmental Efforts in the Psychosocial Care of Traumatized Peoples

The Contribution of Non-Governmentai Organizations
ByRobert Demartino, Ulrike Von Buchwald

part Chapter 7|1 pages

Armed Conflicts and Analogous Disturbances

chapter |37 pages

How Visits by the ICRC Can Help Prisoners Cope with the Effects of Traumatic Stress

The Contribution of the International Committee of the Red Cross
ByPascal Daudin, HernÁn Reyes

part Chapter 8|1 pages

Armed Conflicts

chapter |26 pages

Soldiers for Peace: Ordeals and Stress

The Contribution of the United Nations Peace-Keeping Forces
ByBjØrn Egge, Mauritz S. Mortensen, Lars WeisÆth

part Chapter 9|1 pages

Natural Disasters and Complex Emergencies

chapter |5 pages

Prompt International Response

The Contribution of the United Nations Department of Humanitarian Affairs
ByPhilippe L. Boullé

part Chapter 10|1 pages

Natural Disasters and Other Accidents

chapter |17 pages

Provisions of Psychological Support

The Contribution of Non-Governmental Organizations
ByJean Pierre Revel

part Chapter 11|1 pages

Traumatized Childrenitle

chapter |20 pages

Healing the Invisible Wounds of Children in War: A Rights Approach

The Contribution of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
ByDita Reichenberg, Sara Friedman

part Chapter 12|1 pages

Traumatized Children

chapter |20 pages

Helping Child Victims of Violence

The Contribution of Non-Governmental Organizations
ByNancy Dubrow, Norberto I. Liwski, Carlos Palacios, Meg Gardinier

part Chapter 13|1 pages

Traumatized Women

chapter |19 pages

Overcoming Victimization through Equality and Non-Discrimination

The Contribution of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
ByChristine Ainetter Brautigam, Sara Friedman

part Chapter 14|1 pages

Traumatized Women

chapter |16 pages

Dealing with Violence against Women

The Contribution of Non-Governmental Organizations
ByRosalind W. Harris

part Chapter 15|1 pages

Health Activities Across Traumatized Populations

chapter |13 pages

WHO’s Role Regarding Traumatic Stress

The Contribution of the World Health Organization (WHO)
ByJohn Orley

part Chapter 16|1 pages

Health Activities AcrossTraumatized Populations

chapter |27 pages

Emotional Responses of International Humanitarian Aid Workers

The Contribution of Non-Governmental Organizations
ByBarbara Smith, Inger Agger, Yael Danieli, Lars Weisæth

chapter Chapter 17|13 pages

Issues of Implementation and Coordination

ByRoger Clark, Daniel Nsereko

chapter |9 pages

Conclusion

ByYael Danieli, Lars Weisæth