Psychosocial assistance within the framework of the social rehabilitation process:

prospects for recuperation and reintegrative outcomes


  • Nataliia Onishchenko National University of Civil Protection of Ukraine
  • Lina Perelygina National University of Civil Defence of Ukraine
  • Oleg Nazarov National University of Civil Defence of Ukraine
  • Sergiy Karikov National University of Civil Defence of Ukraine
  • Olena Riabinina National University of Civil Defense of Ukraine
  • Liydmila Gontarenko National University of Civil Defense of Ukraine



invalidity and PTSD, posttraumatic stress disorder and emotional rehabilitation, social rehabilitation and acts of torture, human rights violations, war victims


Global political instability has profound physical and psychological effects on the world's population, particularly evident in Ukraine due to a brutal war resulting in genocide, widespread destruction of ordinary life, and severed familial ties. The psychological impact extends to both combatants and civilians, regardless of their location. Military operations' emergencies disrupt daily lives, undermining fundamental needs for security and a coherent worldview. While the human psyche can adapt to crises, emotional strain may lead to resilience or breakdown, impacting essential functions. Psychological rehabilitation is crucial in the broader rehabilitation spectrum, encompassing social aspects. This article delineates the position and significance of psychosocial rehabilitation within the context of broader rehabilitation for those dealing with disabilities, posttraumatic stress disorder, and the aftermath of war, captivity, and torture. It also seeks to identify promising avenues for social rehabilitation in the current landscape. In a comprehensive search, relevant studies were examined in the DOAJ and EBSCOhost databases over the last decade.


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