You are working with refugees or other traumatized people; you are concerned about their fate, are trying to help and alleviate suffering—an important task which can be energy-sapping or gratifying, or sometimes both at once.
On this page helpers can find information on trauma and its symptoms.
You will also find information on how you can (and must!) protect yourself in order to avoid emotional exhaustion to be able to commit yourself to this important work in the long run without being harmed.
You will get suggestions on how to make it easier for you to deal with traumatized people helping them to cope better with their traumatic experience at the same time.
Suggestions on self-care (pdf)
How to deal with traumatized children (pdf)
Information on trauma (pdf)
The trauma information page will provide you with further information on trauma and its sequelae.