Religious practices in trauma coping

Khairil Razali

Abstract


Disasters happen in Indonesia current days bring the country into a very disaster-
prone country in the Ring of Fire cataclysm. Mega event devastating 2004 tsu-
nami in Aceh Province and Nias have serious consequences for vulnerable groups
of parents and children. This paper examines the presence of children in any
catastrophic events, especially related to the psychological impact as well as
adequate treatments to reduce and eliminate the prolonged psychological trauma.
The 2004 tsunami in Aceh and a number of other natural catastrophic disasters
have strengthened the effects of traumatic for children in Aceh and elsewhere in
Indonesia. A series of earthquakes has built a-sustainable traumatic attitudes
within children. This qualitative study learned from children from children cen-
ters in Aceh towards their coping strategies and roles of religious practices. In
conclusion that it should be a concern to establish social support systems for
children to lessen the impact in the future.

Bencana yang terjadi di Indonesia dewasa ini menjadikan negara yang sangat
rawan bencana dalam Ring of Fire bencana alam. Peristiwa mega dahsyat Tsu-
nami 2004 di Provinsi Aceh dan Nias telah berdampak serius bagi kelompok rentan
yaitu orang tua dan anak-anak. Tulisan ini mengkaji tentang keberadaan anak-
anak dalam setiap peristiwa bencana terutama terkait dengan dampak psikologis
bagi  mereka  serta  penanganan  yang  memadai  untuk  mengurangi  dan
menghilangkan trauma psikis yang berkepanjangan.

Bencana  tsunami  2004  dan  sejumlah  peristiwa  bencana  alam  lainnya  telah
memperkuat dampak-dampak traumatis bagi anak-anak di Aceh dan tempat-
tempat lain di Indonesia. Serangkaian gempa bumi telah membangun sikap
traumatis yang berkesinambungan dalam diri anak-anak. Hal ini perlu menjadi
perhatian dari sistim dukungan social sekitar anak-anak untuk mengurangi dampak
tersebut di masa yang akan datang.


Keywords


Religious practices; Trauma coping; Aceh; Tsunami

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18326/ijims.v3i1.97-120

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