Addressing Post-traumatic Stress and Aggression by Means of Narrative Exposure : A Randomized Controlled Trial with Ex-Combatants in the Eastern DRC

@inproceedings{Hermenau2013AddressingPS,
  title={Addressing Post-traumatic Stress and Aggression by Means of Narrative Exposure : A Randomized Controlled Trial with Ex-Combatants in the Eastern DRC},
  author={Katharin Hermenau and Tobias Hecker and Susanne Schaal and Thomas Elbert},
  year={2013}
}
Former child soldiers and ex-combatants are at high risk of developing trauma-related disorders and appetitive aggression, which reduce successful integration into peaceful societies. In a randomized controlled clinical trial, we offered Narrative Exposure Therapy for Forensic Offender Rehabilitation (FORNET) to 15 ex-combatants with the goal of reducing traumatic stress and appetitive aggression compared to “treatment as usual.” Measures included the PTSD Symptom Scale-Interview and the… CONTINUE READING