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Healing From War And Trauma: Southeast Asians In The U.S., A Buddhist Perspective And The Harvard Program In Refugee Trauma, Robert Brian Wall Jun 2008

Healing From War And Trauma: Southeast Asians In The U.S., A Buddhist Perspective And The Harvard Program In Refugee Trauma, Robert Brian Wall

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This paper is the written counterpart to a presentation given in Ha Noi, Vietnam, May 15, 2008 during the United Nations Day of Vesak 2008 Convention, on the effects of war and healing. The paper introduces the work of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT) located in Boston, Massachusetts. It describes the HPRT Global Mission of education and capacity building of health care professionals, international relief workers and policy makers in the area of mental health in nations suffering post-conflict and disaster recovery. In particular the paper discusses the HPRT's unique approach to assisting individuals with severe traumatic ...