Innsbruck, 27. February 2010
Club Dialog 3 – Generation-just management of crises
Regardless of age, the impact of physical, mental and social traumata results in long-term behavioural changes of the individuals concerned, also effecting their broader social and economical environment. Consequently, multi-disciplinary intervention-centres are considered to be crucial in the first place, thereby supporting individuals in situations which they aren’t able to cope with by themselves.

However, in context of modern societies, victims suffering from personal crisis tend to systematically hide mental as well as emotional pain. In the course of the dialogue, experts from multi-disciplinary teams as well as a victim of pedophilia put focus on raising awareness concerning the identification of traumatised people, therefore mitigating long-term consequences and accompanied costs for specialised medical treatment.

Especially traumatised kids depend upon immediate interdisciplinary help. Indeed, several studies outlined the inherent economic relevance as $1 invested in adequate therapeutic assistance for children until 15 years avoids any further costs related to long-term consequences of early traumatisation.

Future tasks required to develop effective methods of crisis intervention encompass advancements of legal, structural and financial frameworks in line with the employment of comprehensive measures fostering sensitivity among health care personnel in order to provide help as early as possible.

Oliver Kuttin, Mentee 2009/10