Topic: social services

Holocaust Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Aging Child Holocaust Survivors of Sexual Abuse

By Carla Lessing LCSW Presented at the Selfhelp Conference in New York on March 29, 2011. The goal of this presentation is that we, the mental health professionals and caretakers of the now elderly victims, will be alert to the possibility that the aging former hidden children, men, … Continue Reading ››

Social Work with Holocaust Survivors in Isolated Communities

Practical Experience from the Jewish Community of Zagreb
by Ana Hermanovic, MSW

This article presents strategic and programmatic approaches to serving a diverse survivor community where the common thread is the past experience of personal trauma under the Ustasha and Nazi regime in wartime Croatia. The author emphasizes the fact that assistance is critical for a vulnerable population of “aging citizens in a country where age is identified as one of the highest risk factors in leading to social exclusion and poverty.”