Groupwork with Refugees and Survivors of Human Rights Abuses describes, explores and promotes the power of groupwork for refugees and survivors of human rights abuses in a range of contexts.

Drawing on multiple theoretical approaches, the book features chapters from practitioners running groups in different settings, such as torture rehabilitation services, refugee camps, and reception centres. The voices of participants demonstrate the variety, creativity, and value of group and community approaches for recovery. The editors have gathered chapters into three sections covering: community-based approaches; groups that work through the medium of "body and soul"; and group approaches that focus on change through the spoken word.

The book will be relevant to those working in rehabilitation, community, mental health, and humanitarian fields and are interested in using groupwork as part of their services.

The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license

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The Editors
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chapter Chapter 1|11 pages

Group and community approaches

A response to the barriers of institutional racism in the UK asylum system
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part Section 1|86 pages

Building communities

chapter Chapter 2|11 pages

Tree of Life Zimbabwe

Community-based trauma healing
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chapter Chapter 3|6 pages

Listen to our voices

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chapter Chapter 4|11 pages

“We all together carry the suffering now”

Community supports after enforced disappearances in Peru
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chapter Chapter 6|11 pages

Home away from home

Healing among Congolese refugees in Rwanda through community-based sociotherapy
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chapter Chapter 7|11 pages

Women and Girls Safe Spaces

The power of feminist social groupwork in humanitarian settings
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chapter Chapter 9|10 pages

The use of groupes de parole as a medium for change in the Tunisian penal system

Confronting institutional violence in a context of democratic transition
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chapter Chapter 10|4 pages

Author discussion

Building communities
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part Section 2|83 pages

‘Body and soul’

chapter Chapter 11|10 pages

Adversity, therapeutic witnessing and the arts

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chapter Chapter 12|11 pages

A move towards groupwork

Addressing Complex PTSD in survivors of torture through Trauma-Sensitive Yoga and LGBTQ Peer Support Groups
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chapter Chapter 13|13 pages

Homelands and new lands

Artmaking with refugee survivors of human rights abuses
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chapter Chapter 14|12 pages

The art of healing in a transitory context

Groupwork with people seeking asylum in asylum centres in Kosovo
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chapter Chapter 15|12 pages

Stone Flowers

A music group with refugee survivors of torture
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chapter Chapter 16|10 pages

Seeds of hope

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chapter Chapter 17|10 pages

Football therapy groups for survivors of torture

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chapter Chapter 18|3 pages

Author discussion

Body and Soul
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part Section 3|51 pages

Together through talk

chapter Chapter 19|11 pages

Healing through connecting

The life of a Tamil–English therapy group for male survivors of torture
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chapter Chapter 20|11 pages

Connecting hearts and minds

A faith-sensitive psychosocial group model
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chapter Chapter 21|13 pages

Sew to speak

Common Threads Project psychotherapy circles
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chapter Chapter 22|10 pages

Voicing the unspoken

Support Our Sisters: a model of groupwork for women affected by female genital mutilation
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chapter Chapter 23|4 pages

Author discussion

Together through talk
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