Controlled Trial of Psychotherapy for Congolese Survivors of Sexual Violence
In this trial in the Democratic Republic of Congo, researchers randomly assigned 16 villages to provide cognitive processing therapy or individual support to female sexual-violence survivors with high levels of PTSD symptoms and combined depression and anxiety symptoms. Assessments of combined all symptoms were performed at baseline, at the end of treatment, and 6 months after treatment ended. In this study of sexual-violence survivors in a low-income, conflict-affected country, group psychotherapy reduced PTSD, depression and anxiety symptoms and improved overall functioning.
Click to Access:
In this policy brief for humanitarian and development agencies, the authors define resilience as the process of harnessing biological, psychosocial, structural, environmental and cultural resources to sustain wellbeing. This policy brief seeks to address the following three questions: What is distinctive in a resilience-based approach? What are the practical implications for programming of such an approach? How can the impact of resilience-based approaches be evaluated?
Click to Download: