From family damage to family challenge : stories of rebuilding lives after war and refugee trauma : Australia after the Balkans conflicts

Milicevic, Anita (2010) From family damage to family challenge : stories of rebuilding lives after war and refugee trauma : Australia after the Balkans conflicts. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of war-related psychological trauma on refugees from the former Yugoslavia who came to Australia in the last 20 years, and to examine how their process of recovery from trauma was assisted by the power of healing relationships, family strength and resilience. The aim was to explore the entire family unit in the context of whole-family interaction.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/17947
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1606 Political Science
Current > FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
Current > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Keywords psychological trauma, refugees, family interaction, recovery from trauma, dignity, families, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Bosnian Muslim, Croatian, Serbian, Yugoslav, Australia, Balkans
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