The session engaged the audience in innovation of digitally based psycho-social support of trauma in Northern Uganda. Rethinking trauma treatment, the session looked at examples of rehabilitation in Northern Uganda, education for trauma treatment and trauma treatment via mobile phones. In addition, the situation of traumatised persons on the move, such as refugees, was highlighted.
The session heard from experts of the University of West London, the ICC Trust Fund for Victims, Tilburg University, the Kampala International University in Uganda and Ghent University, in collaboration with ICC Trust Fund for Victims (TFV).
Speakers shared stories and lessons learnt from their experience of working with trauma and trauma victims. They discussed the opportunities that technology such as mobile phones and podcasts can offer in terms of connecting trauma victims to support, particularly for those who are in remote or dangerous locations. They also discussed challenges from both the technological and emotional perspectives in this regard. The session also touched on the importance of trauma-informed peace building.