Psychological Impact of War Trauma on Civilians: An International Perspective

Psychological Impact of War Trauma on Civilians: An International Perspective

by Stanley Krippner, Teresa M. McIntyre
     
 

ISBN-10: 027597202X

ISBN-13: 9780275972028

Pub. Date: 01/30/2003

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

In an interview granted years before September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden has stated that he considers both soldiers and civilians of the enemy legitimate targets. That position is not unique, and the wars of the past century have proven with increasing numbers of civilian casualties. This book addresses the impact of war and extreme stress on civilian populations,

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In an interview granted years before September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden has stated that he considers both soldiers and civilians of the enemy legitimate targets. That position is not unique, and the wars of the past century have proven with increasing numbers of civilian casualties. This book addresses the impact of war and extreme stress on civilian populations, as well as psychology's response to these phenomena. Contributors examined and developed interventions in locations including Africa, the Balkans, Afghanistan, Siberia, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Subjects include: women under the Taliban, AIDS patients faced with governmental denial, survivors of the Rwanda massacres, post-Pol Pot Cambodia, Nazi Holocaust victims, Kuwaitis after the Iraqi invasion, Argentine mothers of disappeared youth, and more.

The authors examine such rehabilitation efforts as art therapy and role-playing in the former Yugoslavia, community mobilization in Angola, body-work for torture victims who have found their way to London, and counseling for former child prostitutes now in Vietnamese schools. Preventative measures include classes in ethnopolitical conflict resolution, reconciliation and peace-building activities, and the revival of indigenous practices after decades of repression.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275972028
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/30/2003
Series:
Psychological Dimensions to War and Peace Series
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Moving the Borders of Psychology to the Aid of Victims of War by Steven E. Hobfoll

Overview: In the Wake of War by Stanley Krippner and Teresa Mendonça McIntyre

Case Studies and Assessment

Introduction

The Women of Afghanistan and the Freedom of Thought by Adam Fish and Rona Popal

Healing the Impact of Colonization, Genocide, and Racism on Indigenous Populations by Betty Bastian, et al.

Children of War: Psychosocial Sequelae of War Trauma in Angloan Adolescents by Teresa Mendonça McIntyre and Margarida Ventura

War on the Internal Self: Memory, Human Rights, and the Unification of Germany by Benina B. Gould

Assessing Depression Among Rwanda Survivors by Paul Bolton

Infectious Disease, HIV/AIDS, and War: Impact on Civilian Psychological Health by George M. Carter

An Asian Youth as Offender: The Legacy of the Khmer Rouge by Clay Foreman

Intervention and Reconstruction

Introduction

War and Refugee Suffering by Daryl Paulson

Self-Therapy Through Personal Writings: A Study of Holocaust Victims' Diaries and Memoirs by Sandrine Arons

Post-Traumatic Nightmares in Kuwait Following the Iraqi Invasion by Deirdre Barrett and Jaafar Behbehani

Psychosocial Effects and Treatment of Mass Trauma Due to Socio-Political Events: The Argentine Experience by Lucila Edelman, et al.

Cultural Art Therapy in the Treatment of War Trauma in Children and Youth: Projects in the Former Yugoslavia by Árpád Baráth

Social Sources of Life: Rehabilitation in the Former Yugoslavia by Vesna Ognjenovic, Bojana Skorc, and Jovan Savic

Healing, Social Integration, and Community Mobilization for War-Affected Children: A View from Angola by Michael Wessells and Carlinda Monteiro

Somato-Psychotherapy at the Medical Foundation in London by Michael Korzinski

Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome and Related Disorders Among Civilian Victims of Sexual Trauma and Exploitation in Southeast Asia by Glenn Graves

Prevention

Introduction

Toward a Graduate Curriculum in War Trauma Relief and Ethnopolitical Conflict Resolution by Ron Fisher

Before and After Trauma: The Difference Between Prevention and Reconciliation Activities in Macedonia by Sally Broughton

Change Agentry in an Islamic Context by Leila F. Dane

Peacebuilding by Women in Lebanon by Mary Bentley Abu-Saba

Legacies of Fear: Religious Representation and Resilience in Siberia by Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer

Integrative Summaries

When Society is the Victim: The Catastrophic Trauma Recovery Project by Steve Olween

Poisoned Dissociative Containers: Dissociative Defenses in Female Victims of War Rape by James D. Pappas

Challenges and Opportunities for Southeast Asian Refugee Adolescents by Roben Marvit

Why War? Fear Is the Mother of Violence by Sheldon Solomon, Jeff Greenberg, and Tom Pyszczynski

Afterword by Jeanne Achterberg

Poem: "How Can This Be?" by John Cannon and Harrison Childers

Index

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