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Papers/Reports | March 28, 2019

Measurement of the Relationship between Psychosocial Support and Social Cohesion

Scoping Study (by Sindbad Fennimore)

This scoping study examines the relationship between social cohesion and psychosocial support. Using data from a literature review and interviews with practitioners and researchers, it explores the extent to which interventions designed to strengthen personal trauma awareness and resilience may contribute to collective cohesion and peace, and vice versa. Key lines of inquiry include: how the relationship between psychosocial support and social cohesion is being conceptualized, how it is being measured, and what conclusions have been drawn to date. Findings of the scoping study indicate a mutually symbiotic relationship between psychosocial support and social cohesion.

(Study prepared by Sindbad Fennimore, CRS Social Work Intern for Protection)