UNAIR Provides “Trauma Healing” Service for Family Victims of Bomb Attacks

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FIGHT TERROR: Rector of UNAIR Prof. Nasih together with all academicians committed to condemn and fight acts of terrorism. (Photo: Nuri Hermawan)

UNAIR NEWS – Bomb attacks happened in 3 churches on Sunday, May 13 and Surabaya City Police Headquarter on Monday, May 14 killed many people. The victims were from the church congregation, the security police, and even children.

Losses suffered by many parties, from the trauma felt by the victim’s family, the anxiety that occurred in the community, to the image of Surabaya City which originally was a comfortable and safe city turned into a city prone to terror.

In response, the Rector of Universitas Airlangga, Prof. Dr. Moh. Nasih other officials and leaderships, all deans and vice deans held a meeting to tackle the adverse effects from the acts of terror. The meeting was held in Plenary Room, Management Building, Campus C UNAIR, Monday, May 14.

On the occasion, Prof. Nasih appealed to all leaders attending to be actively involved and responsive to the recent incident in Surabaya. Prof. Nasih said that the bombing incident also brought a negative impact on UNAIR.

“This makes a real impact on the internationalization program that we continue to do. Foreign students who are going to Universitas Airlangga will think it over, “said Prof. Nasih.

Moreover, regarding the adverse effects such as trauma in the victim’s family, Prof. Nasih emphasized that UNAIR through the Faculty of Psychology provides trauma healing  to help families of bombing victims. Dozens of lecturers within the Faculty of Psychology have been involved to conduct trauma healing for the victims’ families.

“After the incident, experts from the faculty of psychology responded immediately to do trauma healing for the victims’ families,” he said. “The service itself is done in RS Bhayangkara and also on call,” he added.

Furthermore, on how to restore the situation of Surabaya City to be safe and conducive, Prof. Nasih also gave instructions to the academicians to conduct some studies to be applied.

“UNAIR should be the vanguard in creating a secure and comfortable city to live in,” he concluded. (*)

Author: Nuri Hermawan

Editor: Binti Q. Masruroh

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