Trauma Surviving and Hope

Psychoeducational Booklet-Series by the NOW Working Group Trauma Surviving

Many young people suffer from the effects of traumatic experiences. To provide young teenagers with an understanding of their impact the booklet series “Trauma Surviving and Hope” addresses posttraumatic symptoms in picture stories. In several stories about sleeplessness, concentration problems, anxiety, anger and aggression, grief, dark memories, etc. we talk about the problems faced after emotional injuries and make suggestions for strategies to alleviate them.

Young people can read the stories on their own. The booklets can also be used in various psycho-educational settings and as motivation for young people to seek psycho-therapeutic help in dealing with traumatic experiences.

About the booklet series

Three booklets on sleeplessness, concentration problems and avoidance, are already available in English, German, Arabic, Farsi/Dari. In total, it is planned to publish 10 stories and further translations in Pashto, Kurmancî/Sorani, French and Turkish. Our target group are young people of 12 years and above from all over the world who are suffering from the effects of traumatic experiences. We consciously avoid to specify the traumatic experience to enable diverse possibilities for identification.

NOW Working Group Trauma Surviving

The series was conceived and realised by the NOW Working Group Trauma Surviving, an interdisciplinary and international group of experts in the field of trauma survival, hosted by Barbara Preitler, co-founder and psychotherapist at Hemayat.


To reach as many traumatised young people as possible we are looking for partners interested in distributing and printing the booklet series.  For further information please write an e-mail to: