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Working with refugees and torture survivors: help for the helpers

Shackman, Jane and Reynolds, Jill (1996). Working with refugees and torture survivors: help for the helpers. In: Heller, Tom; Reynolds, Jill; Gomm, Roger; Muston, Rosemary and Pattison, Stephen eds. Mental Health Matters: A Reader. Basingstoke: Macmillan/Palgrave, pp. 355–363.

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We look in this article at the needs of people working with asylum-seekers and refugees in the UK, drawing on our experience with different refugee agencies over the last 15 years in reception-centre work, training, supervision and programme evaluation. We examine the nature of work with refugees and what kinds of stress workers experience. We suggest that workers need some balance between giving and getting support and consider how organisations can help.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 1996 The Open University
ISBN: 0-333-67848-6, 978-0-333-67848-0
Keywords: stress; refugee; distress; vicarious traumatisation; organisation; help; supervision; training
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care
Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 20085
Depositing User: Jill Reynolds
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2010 11:41
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2016 12:31
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