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Free Hebrew and Arabic Translations Of Trauma And PTSD Psychoeducational Resources

Psychology Tools
19 October 2023

Like us, you’ve probably been watching the news about Israel and Palestine and wondering what you can do to help. For those who know people in the areas involved, we appreciate what a difficult time this must be.

People from both sides of this conflict will have many needs in the coming months and years. The most pressing priority at this stage is to ensure physical safety and to meet other core needs.

There will inevitably be psychological fallout from this ongoing situation. In anticipation of this — and in the hope that it will be helpful at the appropriate time — we have translated a selection of trauma psychoeducation resources into Hebrew, Arabic, and English. They are freely available for everyone to download and use.

What materials are available?

Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

This is a guide designed to help the reader to understand more about PTSD. As well as a description of trauma, symptoms of PTSD, and effective treatments, this guide explores key maintenance factors for PTSD including: unprocessed memories, beliefs about trauma and its consequences, and coping strategies including avoidance. Written in a friendly and explanatory way, this guide is a comprehensive source of information for those with PTSD (and their friends and family). The concepts are explained in an easily digestible manner, with case examples and accessible diagrams.

How Trauma Can Affect You

Symptoms experienced post-trauma can be physically and emotionally powerful and can feel especially disturbing if the person doesn’t know why they are occurring. This illustrated information handout describes and normalizes common reactions to traumatic events, including feeling scared, having unwanted memories, or having nightmares and sleeping badly. It can be used to help children and adolescents to understand that they are experiencing normal reactions to powerful events. It can also be used to help wider family and other people to understand how young people might be feeling.

Reactions To Trauma

This is an information handout designed for adults. It describes symptoms that commonly follow trauma – including re-experiencing symptoms, hyperarousal, and avoidance. It also gives helpful pointers about what to do to help someone who has experienced trauma.

What can you do to help?

We would like these resources to help as many people as possible. With your support we can reach a much wider network of people who have been affected by this crisis. Please share this article with colleagues, and anyone or anywhere you think the tools might be useful. You don’t need to be a member of Psychology Tools to download the resources on this page, and they are completely free.

Best wishes,

The Psychology Tools Team