The Claims Conference has published the third issue of Kavod: Honoring Aging Survivors, an online journal for mental health professionals and family care providers of Holocaust survivors addressing the unique challenges of working with this population. As Holocaust survivors age, they face health and emotional issues that often differ from other elderly people due to the suffering and persecution of their youth. Kavod seeks to enhance understanding of and treatment for survivors, to promote the sharing of innovative ideas and approaches to survivor issues, and provide support and connection to service providers and family caregivers around the world. The journal’s scholarly articles are written by experts with academic and/or practical experience with matters specific to survivors of the Holocaust.
This third issue links proficient professionals from Israel, the UK, Australia, Canada and the US, whose contributions range from providing a deeper understanding of sexual violence and other trauma during the Holocaust to coping and healing methods of those who suffered. These articles not only bear witness to the pain that survivors carry, but to their strength and resilience.
Click the links on the left under the heading Issue 3: Winter 2013 to read the articles.
The Claims Conference publishes Kavod annually.