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Survivor Story-Telling in Road Trauma Education and Support Programs: Reviewing the Evidence

Harms, L., Alexander, M, Harrison, C, Sinclair, C.

Road Trauma

ARSC conference 2017

Survivor story-telling is used in many road trauma education and support programs, yet the impact on both the narrator and their audiences is not well understood. A scoping review of the published literature was undertaken to determine the range of survivor story-telling approaches used, the identified risks and benefits, and any mitigation strategies to support the well-being of the survivor story-teller and program participants. This paper presents the review findings, and implications given the major gap that exists in the evidence-base relating to the practice of involving and supporting road trauma survivors giving direct testimony in prevention and post-vention programs.