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I've been thinking about this for some time, and decided to make an account to post this idea I have. I'd like to hear what the rest of the community thinks before I invest more in this:

Posttraumatic mental illness happens in the ‘developing world’ such as in Jamkhed, a rural community with arguably the best health infrastructure in the ‘rural world’, but effective criminal justice reform](http://www.givewell.org/labs/causes/criminal-justice-reform) is a hard problem and (humanitarian posttraumatic support is complicated by paternalistic traditional practices.

However, evidence-based treatment guidelines are available and though some resources are available for post-conflict conditions, there are no known efforts for provision of post-traumatic services to service communities outside of the West where there are high rates of domestic violence and crime PTSD.

The purpose of Posttraumatic Outreach ('PO') is to start a effective non-profits this gap, starting by piloting the provision of provide cost-effective, widely available psychoeducational material to promote self-directed posttraumatic treatment for rural communities in Jamkhed.

The design of the self-administered TF-CBT handbook is to help victimisable populations vanguard or intervene in their own and the members of their community’s post-traumatic mental health.

If you are interested in getting involved please say so! We will operate independently of any other organisation and are organised solely at this place of posting at the time of writing. I can also be contacted privately on posttraumaticoutreach@gmail.com and at the time of writing, there is no one else working on this.

I am particularly interested in critiques on whether this project is a worthwhile direction of EA efforts relative to other projects, particularly those on impact.io

Thanks! Oh, in case you don't know: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for psychopathology