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ESR presents on Trauma and Memory

Saskia Mitreuter, member of the European Union’s Marie Curie Initial Training Network, “Children born of war – past, present and future” from the University of Leipzig presented for the second turnus in a psychotraumatology seminar for 2nd year medical students led by dr. Heide Glaesmer. Her presentation gave an insight into cognitive and neurobiological models of memory and how they can help to explain the specific nature of traumatic memories. Together with the students, Saskia discussed advantageous ways of dealing with traumatic events and memory to prepare medical students for potential challenges and encounters with traumatized patients in their future careers as medical practitioners.

Annual Gathering of the “Thistleflowers” in Leipzig – Germans Occupation Children fathered by Russia

Prior to 2013, little was known about the psychosocial impact of growing up as a German Occupation Child. To address this, the University of Leipzig in co-operation with the University of Greifswald decided to initiate research to investigate their life experiences; decades after the end of WWII. At the beginning of the study, there was no existing network or association for those occupation children and no official way for them to search for their biological family. Subsequently, the universities created a network allowing researchers to exchange with occupation children. It’s been three years since the German “Russian Children” met each other for the first time in Leipzig, and since that

Research on Peacekeeper-Fathered Children in Haiti

In November 2016, CHIBOW network coordinator Sabine Lee and CHIBOW partner Susan Bartels (Queen’s University Kingston and HHI) were awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council network grant for work on ‘Peace babies' - the unintended consequences of United Nations peacekeeping (AH/P006175/1) and a linked research grant under the PaCCS (Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research) scheme for a project on Peacekeeper Fathered Children in Haiti (AH/P008038/1). To initiate this project, Susan Bartels (pictured right) hosted a two-day workshop on February 6th and 7th, 2017 at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, with the purpose of facilitating open interdisciplinary dialogue ab

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