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The New H5 Model for Trauma and Recovery

In 2014, the HPRT released The New H5 Model of Trauma and Recovery to support the care of refugees and other highly traumatized persons and communities. The H5 Model addresses the mental and physical health issues related to trauma suffered by refugees, the relationship between mental and physical health problems prevalent among refugee populations, the potential for trauma to persist in refugee camps, and the need for a new, more comprehensive model of refugee care. This new model explores 5 overlapping dimensions essential to trauma recovery by highlighting findings from studies of refugee populations. It presents recommendations for implementing culture and evidence-based policies and actions for traumatized refugee populations around the world.