Volunteers as Helpers in War-related Distress

Kos, A. M., & Huzejrovic, V. (2003). Volunteers as helpers in war-related distress. Intervention, 1(2), 50-56.

Nowadays, the mental health profession is aware of the importance of the social network for the coping and healing processes in persons affected by war. In war-related circumstances the natural social network is impoverished or lost. Volunteers represent a possibility for the enlargement and enrichment of the social network. They can specially contribute in various ways to the empowerment and well-being of children affected by war and of refugee children. This article describes the activities of volunteers of different provenance and in different war-related situations.

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