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Life After Islamic State A Psychotherapy Program to Help Traumatized Children in Iraq

Thousands of victims of Islamic State's reign of terror suffer continue to suffer from psychological trauma, but there is a shortage of adequate care in northern Iraq. A German trauma expert hopes to change that.
Children traumatized by the depravity and violence of Islamic State are getting help from a German model of psychotherapy.

Children traumatized by the depravity and violence of Islamic State are getting help from a German model of psychotherapy.

Katharina Adick
Therapist Jan Ilhan Kizilhan speaks to Media.

Therapist Jan Ilhan Kizilhan speaks to Media.

Katharina Adick
The 22-year-old Yasa Ismail is an aspiring psychotherapist.

The 22-year-old Yasa Ismail is an aspiring psychotherapist.

Dirk Gilson
Jan Ilhan Kizilhan is an expert on trauma.

Jan Ilhan Kizilhan is an expert on trauma.

Dirk Gilson
The Springs of Hope Foundation, which pays the therapists who work in the camp, also organizes activities like painting workshops.

The Springs of Hope Foundation, which pays the therapists who work in the camp, also organizes activities like painting workshops.

Katharina Adick
Suad and her five children. Nothing is like it once was, she says.

Suad and her five children. Nothing is like it once was, she says.

Katharina Adick
Hadia (left) spent five years of her life as a prisoner of the Islamic State.

Hadia (left) spent five years of her life as a prisoner of the Islamic State.

Katharina Adick

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