Our approaches to working with IDPs within the Contact2U project
The Contact2U project works with such a category of affected people as IDPs or internally displaced persons (IDPs). These people have lost their property, their homes, and their way of life because of the war. They have moved to a new place and are starting a new life. Sometimes it is quite difficult to do so. There are tools and ways to help such people.One of the ways our project team uses to help is "Restoring Life Continuity".
This is a protocol developed by ITC (Israel Trauma Coalition), the Israeli Trauma Treatment Coalition.
The ITC provides a collaborative and holistic approach, combining the experience that this organization has gained over the years (since 2001) with the accumulated knowledge and experience of leading organizations and government ministries specializing in crisis management.
This unique approach contributes to strengthening national resilience, optimizing national emergencies, and ensuring the continuity of healing for traumatized individuals.
Many IDPs have experienced extremely traumatic events. These traumatic events, which required strong and sometimes unlimited mobilization of resources to overcome them, contributed to the victim's feeling of a torn life into "before the traumatic event" and "after the traumatic event." This disconnect interferes with a person's life and prevents them from starting a new life in a new place.
Restoring the usual way of life helps to strengthen the continuity of all processes. Restoring a sense of continuity in life is very important for integrating the experience of overcoming trauma into the life history of the
into the life history of the victim.
TYPES OF CONTINUITY
is the establishment of belonging to certain groups: family, friends, colleagues, other social groups or collectives. Being someone's classmate at school again is an example of restoring social continuity.
is the restoration of ideas about one's own body and health. An example of restoring psycho-emotional continuity is the resumption of care and concern for one's own body: showering, combing hair, brushing teeth, etc.