Source: (2005) Paper given relative to 'The Next Step: Building Restorative Communities', IIRP's 7th International Conference on Conferencing, Circles and other Restorative Practices, 9-11 November, Manchester, England, UK. Downloaded 9 December 2005.

It is possible however to address the issues arising and the symptomology which has arisen as a result of exposure to the traumatic event. The premise is that if an individual was ordered and fully functional mentally, emotionally and psychologically before the traumatic incident, has become impaired affecting their ability to function by the traumatic incident, then with the correct type of intervention and support the individual can return to full function; in other words the individual is not a psychiatric patient but rather a traumatized victim. Restorative work for any of the above conditions has key elements which are necessary for successful outcomes for the sufferer. (excerpt)

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