My paper will be entitled 'Symptomatic treatment: The challenge of policy and practice interventions aimed at assisting victims of the confict in and about Northern Ireland'.
I am still finalising my paper but here are some tweets from the day to give you a little flavour.
Preparing to chair a session at the Brighton conference with @BrandonHamber about policy & practice for assisting victims of the 'Troubles'
My paper at Brighton conference entitled "Symptomatic Treatment" argues we are medicalising how we look at victims of the conflict
We also need link in truth, justice and reparation, and describe the context now and then, to deal with the full range of needs
What victim voices are we silencing or rewarding in peace process Northern Ireland, is there social space for people to still be angry?
Victim healing comes not only in the therapy room but how they negotiate victims place in society and acknowledge what has happened
There is an onus on political leadership to create a framework to talk about the past in Britain and Northern Ireland
Good response to my talk. I'm working on the final paper. But many of the ideas in my book "Transforming Societies" ow.ly/1OgxPr