Socio-psychological support of post-traumatic personal transformations

Keywords: socio-psychological support, psychological health, personal transformations, support tools, support strategies, performance indicators, vertical and horizontal support models


It is developed an original conceptual model for the socio-psychological support of war victims.

Support is defined as a specially organized activity that provides psychological health recovery and constructive personal transformations.

The interrelation of the horizontal model components of social-psychological support is considered: 1) the recipient, that is, the consumer; 2) the agent, that is, the specialist, the group, the community; 3) the life situation that promotes or impedes interaction of the recipient and the agent.

It is built the dynamic, vertical model of support due to the following components: diagnostic-target, operational-instrumental, community-communicative, and evaluation-correction.

The functions of the components were determined: diagnostic-target one (assessment of the nature of the trauma, the state of the recipient’s psychological health, recovery resources); operational-instrumental one (approbation of tools, methods, strategies of support); community-communicative one (involvement of real and virtual networks, self-help groups); evaluative-corrective one (monitoring the support’s effectiveness, adjusting of the procedure, making changes to the organization process).

The support tools were clarified: 1) communicative practices to improve the interaction between the agent and the recipient; 2) multidisciplinary means to ensure the readiness of communities to provide support, to attract the recipient to community life; 3) facilitation of self- and mutual assistance.

The efficacy of support strategies is analyzed: the reinterpretation of life trials, testing of new interaction practices, alienation overcoming, development of tolerance to uncertainty.

Performance indicators for the support are certified: 1) forming of psychological readiness for constructive interaction, 2) measure of satisfaction with the support quality, 3) improvement of psychological well-being of the recipient, 4) professional training of support agents, and burnout prevention 5) increasing of support’s popularity; 6) work coordination of the multidisciplinary teams, 7) the community’s possibility to provide accompanying interaction after the completion of the program developed by specialists.

Author Biography

Tetiana Tytarenko, Institute for Social and Political Psychology, NAES of Ukraine

Doctor of Sciences in Psychology, Professor,

Full Member of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine,

Chief Researcher of the Laboratory of Social Psychology of Personality,

Institute for Social and Political Psychology, NAES of Ukraine,
Kyiv, Ukraine

How to Cite
Tytarenko, T. (2020). Socio-psychological support of post-traumatic personal transformations. Scientific Studios on Social and Political Psychology, (45(48), 59-68.