Peer support is becoming an important strategy to help survivors of war-related violence recover from psychological trauma. After a short training in counseling techniques, peer-support workers seek out trauma survivors in the community and help them reintegrate into society, find work, engage in sports and come to terms with their traumatic memories. Peer-support programs incur costs related to transportation and communication, but support groups may recover some costs through income-generating projects.
"Peer Support and Trauma Recovery,"
The Journal of ERW and Mine Action
: Vol. 15
, Article 6.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol15/iss1/6