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1 To Bali and Back Field Research in Bali and Perth Gwen Brookes Centre For International Health

2 Background Volunteer

3 Bali Bombings October 12 th People Died 202 People Died 88 Australians : 16 from Perth 88 Australians : 16 from Perth 38 Indonesians 38 Indonesians 160 People Injured 160 People Injured Many family and community members were traumatised Many family and community members were traumatised Impact Still Felt 5 Years On Impact Still Felt 5 Years On

4 Kingsley Football Club 20 Men Went on Post Finals Trip to Bali 20 Men Went on Post Finals Trip to Bali 7 Men were Killed /14 Injured 7 Men were Killed /14 Injured 2 were Airlifted to the Eastern States 2 were Airlifted to the Eastern States 11 of the Injured were flown Home in Kerry Stokes Private Jet 11 of the Injured were flown Home in Kerry Stokes Private Jet

5 Aims of the Study/Field Research To Investigate : The mutilayered effects and forms of support received by directly affected victims, and their indirectly affected family members in 2002 and in the intervening period

6 Sub Aims continued To systematically critique the literature on the effects and forms of support available in this & previous attacks To systematically critique the literature on the effects and forms of support available in this & previous attacks To develop a framework that may be used by professionals and non professionals in the aftermath of a crisis To develop a framework that may be used by professionals and non professionals in the aftermath of a crisis To highlight the need to choose appropriate and culturally relevant interventions To highlight the need to choose appropriate and culturally relevant interventions

7 Methodological Framework Psychosocial Well Being of Individuals and Communities Event Human Capacity Social Ecology Culture and Values Event God & Humanity Humanity & Itself Humanity &Environment The Psychosocial Working Group (2001) Tri Hita Karana Tri Hita Karana

8 The 3 Domains Human Capacity : Skills & Knowledge of the People Human Capacity : Skills & Knowledge of the People Social Domain : Familial, Religious and Cultural Resources Social Domain : Familial, Religious and Cultural Resources Culture and Values : Cultural Values, Beliefs and Practices Culture and Values : Cultural Values, Beliefs and Practices

9 Data Collection Bali/Perth In Depth Semi -Structured Interviews with Directly and Indirectly Affected Victims In Depth Semi -Structured Interviews with Directly and Indirectly Affected Victims In Depth Semi Structured Interviews with Professional and Volunteer Responders, also Key Informants In Depth Semi Structured Interviews with Professional and Volunteer Responders, also Key Informants Maintained a Reflective Journal Maintained a Reflective Journal Site Visits Site Visits Literature Review Literature Review

10 Overview Interviews Perth Most occurred in my office Mainly Males Voiced the Need To Talk Most economically reasonably well off Appeared Resilient

11 Overview Interviews Bali Most Occurred in Participants Homes Most Occurred in Participants Homes Mainly Females Mainly Females Most in Conditions of Overcrowding Most in Conditions of Overcrowding Economically Distressed Economically Distressed Appeared Resilient

12 Daily Reflective Journal Overview of the Day Overview of the Day Very Cathartic Very Cathartic Reflections will be matched with Interviews to Identify Key Factors Reflections will be matched with Interviews to Identify Key Factors Good to Review Now as Memories Fade Good to Review Now as Memories Fade

13 General Limitations Availability of Interpreters Availability of Interpreters Initial Lack of Cultural Awareness Initial Lack of Cultural Awareness Initial Standard of Interpretation Initial Standard of Interpretation Confidentiality and Ethical Considerations Confidentiality and Ethical Considerations Expectations of Participants Expectations of Participants

14 Limitations of Cultural Interpreter Time Constraints Time Constraints Financial Constraints Initially Financial Constraints Initially Illness : Dengue Fever Illness : Dengue Fever Academic Background Varied Academic Background Varied Both Required Monitoring Both Required Monitoring

15 Reflections Enjoyed the Process Enjoyed the Process Felt Humbled by the Process Felt Humbled by the Process Gained Valuable and Unique Information from Every Single Interview Gained Valuable and Unique Information from Every Single Interview Feedback Thus Far Suggests Most Participants Felt this was a Positive Experience Feedback Thus Far Suggests Most Participants Felt this was a Positive Experience

16 Sari Club Site Oct 12 th 2002 Feb 2008

17 Paddy’s Bar Oct 12 th th Feb 2008

18 Preliminary Findings NGO’S, Voluntary Organisations, Community and Individuals Gave Tirelessly NGO’S, Voluntary Organisations, Community and Individuals Gave Tirelessly Initial Informal Support Was Very Useful Initial Informal Support Was Very Useful Some DAV, IDV, responders appear in Need of Support Almost 6 Years On Some DAV, IDV, responders appear in Need of Support Almost 6 Years On Most are Not Receiving Any Support Most are Not Receiving Any Support Exploration of the Notion of Resilience Required Exploration of the Notion of Resilience Required

19 Happy Memories


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