The Trauma Observatory (OT) promotes reflections on the notion of trauma from three areas of knowledge: psychotraumatology, media and memory studies. With an interdisciplinary perspective, OT focuses primarily on:
- The dissemination of effective strategies in the prevention and intervention in psychological trauma in situations of crisis, disaster and catastrophe.
- In the reconsideration of the concept of trauma in the light of empirical contexts, theoretical formulations and axes of analysis of Memory and Media Studies taking into account moments that represented potentially traumatic intersections, as well as the multiple legacies of violence, suffering and resistance.
- In collaboration with institutions involved in reflection and/or action on trauma, proposing to be a forum for debate, exchange and training.
The Trauma Observatory is a member of the European Society For Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) and integrates its Board of Directors.