POSTVENTION

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noun. the emotional release necessary for helpers and other people who work with those who have endured a traumatic occurence or who have directly encountered a private trauma or natural disaster. It is alike to debriefing after experience in working with victims of catastrophe.

POSTVENTION: "The concept of postvention was originally depicted by Edwin S. Schneidman, an American psychologist."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "POSTVENTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/postvention/ (accessed July 3, 2022).

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