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PAVE


Background

Violence due to the Troubles in one way or another has affected most people in Northern Ireland with over 3,600 people killed and many more injured since 1969. The Ceasefires in 1994 have led to drastic decreases in violence, however a study of widows recently showed that even 30 years after the loss, many still find it difficult to come to terms with their traumatic bereavement.

A large number of voluntary groups have been formed to help people affected by the Troubles by offering a wide range of services.

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Aims of the PAVE Project

1 - The establishment of a detailed categorisation of therapeutic services offered to people affected by the Troubles in Northern Ireland;

2 - To explore the effectiveness of some of the most commonly used therapeutic services in regard to achieving their set aims/goals;

3 - To encourage collaboration through sharing and dissemination of outcomes of this research.

Research Phases

Phase 1: Categorisation of therapeutic services offered to people affected by violence;

Phase 2: Exploration of effectiveness of different therapeutic services for people affected by violence.

Research Outcome

In this research issues related to the Death, Individual, Social, and Cultural (D.I.S.C) context are considered.

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Poster of Phase I of PAVE project

PowerPoint Presentation of Phase 2 of PAVE Project

PAVE Project publications

Final PAVE Project report (Jan 2007)

Research Team

Dr Karola Dillenburger, Principal Investigator
Mrs Rym Akhonzada, Research Co-ordinator
Ms Montserrat Fargas, Research Fellow
Dr Mickey Keenan, External Scientific Advisor

This research is sponsored by the Department of Health, Social Services & Public Safety with resources provided under OFMDFM Victims Unit Strategy Implementation Fund.

Contact

School of Sociology, Social Policy, and Social Work
Queen’s University Belfast
6 College Park
Belfast BT7 1LP

Phone: +44(0)28 9097 5545
e-mail addresses: k.dillenburger@qub.ac.uk
r.akhonzada@Queens-Belfast.AC.UK
m.fargas@Queens-Belfast.AC.UK

PAVE report launch 2007


Pictured at the launch of the PAVE report in the Council chambers on Friday 10 March 2007 from left: Montserrat Fargas (Research Fellow); Dr Brandon Hamber (Keynote speaker at launch); Dr Karola Dillenburger (Principal Investigator), Rym Akhonzada (Research Co-ordinator); John Clarke (Head of Victims Unity, OFMDFM).

Photo of Montse and Rym at conference in Vienna, Austria
Montse and Rym at conference in Vienna, Austria
Photo of Vienna Conference attendees
Vienna Conference attendees
Photo of Montse at conference in Tunisia
Montse at conference in Tunisia
Photo of Karola, Grace and Montse at Trauma Research Net conference in St Moritz, Sept 2006
Karola, Grace and Montse at Trauma Research Net conference in St Moritz, Sept 2006
Photo of plaque commemorating the 5th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health.
Outstanding Service/Project Award (Professional ). 5th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health (December 10-14, 2006; Hong Kong)
Photo of Montse and Rhym in Hong Kong
Montse and Rhym in Hong Kong
Photo of Karola and Montse in Hong Kong
Karola and Montse in Hong Kong