Trauma and trauma care in Europe

Ingo Schäfer , Manoëlle Hopchet , Naomi Vandamme , Dean Ajdukovic , Wissam El-Hage , Laurine Egreteau , Jana Darejan Javakhishvili , Nino Makhashvili , Astrid Lampe , Vittoria Ardino , Evaldas Kazlauskas , Joanne Mouthaan , Marit Sijbrandij , Małgorzata Dragan , Maria Lis-Turlejska , Margarida Figueiredo-Braga , Luísa Sales , Filip Arnberg , Tetiana Nazarenko , Natalia Nalyvaiko , Cherie Armour , Dominic Murphy


The European countries have a long history of exposure to large-scale trauma. In the early 1990s the increasing awareness of the consequences of trauma within the mental health community led to the foundation of local societies for psychotraumatology across Europe and the European Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS), which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2018. The focus of this article is to describe the current state of care for survivors of trauma in the 15 European countries where ESTSS member societies have been established. Brief descriptions on the historical burden of trauma in each country are followed by an overview of the care system for trauma survivors in the countries, the stateof-the-art of interventions, current challenges in caring for survivors and the topics that need to be most urgently addressed in the future. The reports from the different countries demonstrate how important steps towards a better provision of care for survivors of trauma have been made in Europe. Given the cultural and economic diversity of the continent, there are also differences between the European countries, for instance with regard to the use of evidence-based treatments. Strategies to overcome these differences, like the new ESTSS training curricula for care-providers across Europe, are briefly discussed
Author Ingo Schäfer
Ingo Schäfer,,
, Manoëlle Hopchet
Manoëlle Hopchet,,
, Naomi Vandamme
Naomi Vandamme,,
, Dean Ajdukovic
Dean Ajdukovic,,
, Wissam El-Hage
Wissam El-Hage,,
, Laurine Egreteau
Laurine Egreteau,,
, Jana Darejan Javakhishvili
Jana Darejan Javakhishvili,,
, Nino Makhashvili
Nino Makhashvili,,
, Astrid Lampe
Astrid Lampe,,
, Vittoria Ardino
Vittoria Ardino,,
et al.`
Journal seriesEuropean Journal of Psychotraumatology, ISSN 2000-8198, e-ISSN 2000-8066, (A 30 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.7
Keywords in EnglishPsychotraumatology; history; ESTSS; Europe; trauma; treatment; care; therapy
ASJC Classification2738 Psychiatry and Mental health
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)30
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 1.487; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 4.209 (2) - 2017=3.955 (5)
Citation count*15 (2020-11-28)
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