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Humanitarianism and Mass MigrationConfronting the World Crisis$
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Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780520297128

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520297128.001.0001

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The New H5 Model

The New H5 Model

Trauma and Recovery

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Humanitarianism and Mass Migration

Richard F. Mollica

University of California Press

This chapter provides a new “bottom-up” field-based approach to the humanitarian care of refugees and other traumatized persons and communities. This innovative approach the H-5 Model offers an integrated holistic medical and mental health model built around the contexuality of the “Trauma Story.”The five overlapping elements of the H-5 Model include: (1) human rights; (2) humiliation; (3) health promotion; (4) healing (self); (5) habitat. The H-5 Model is based upon scientifically and culturally valid research. A scale is offered for standardizing its use at the field level. The H-5 Model provides a new humanitarian guide for caring for highly traumatized persons and communities.

Keywords:   H-5 Model, refugee mental health, trauma story, human rights, humanitarian aid

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