Mental Health and Violence/Trauma in Palestine: Implications for Helping Professional Practice

Alean Al-Krenawi, John R. Graham, Mahmud A. Sehwail

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Abstract

This article analyses 4 case studies of clinical interventions occurring at the Treatment and Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture, Ramallah, Palestine. Each family was of Arab background and experienced violence and trauma while living in the West Bank. The impact of the violence was all encompassing. Family functioning was significantly affected, and individuals experienced such problems as psychological trauma, depression, social exclusion, and economic deprivation. Therapy is important to these cases; but long-term solutions are ultimately political.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-209
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Comparative Family Studies
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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