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November 27, 1996

Psycho-Social Help to War Victims: Women Refugees and Their Families

Author Affiliations

Institute for the Humanities Salado, Tex

JAMA. 1996;276(20):1686-1687. doi:10.1001/jama.1996.03540200072037

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Psycho-Social Help to War Victims focuses on practical issues in implementing and operating programs for treatment and rehabilitation of woman and child victims of multiple trauma and rape in Bosnia-Herzegovina who became refugees in Croatia. The book is largely a collection of short reports by professional and nonprofessional members of the treatment and rehabilitation teams. It is, I believe, a report to the Rehabilitation and Research Center for Torture Victims, that remarkable and famous independent humanitarian, nonpolitical organization in Copenhagen, Denmark. This book precedes the publication of a research book based on the measurement scales collected in this project.

Psycho-Social Help to War Victims should be read by people concerned about programs for women and children who in war are victims of rape, torture, violence, and displacement and how a multidisciplinary team works in the field. The project was carefully planned and focused so that it gave a considerable degree