Trauma Interventions in War and Peace: Prevention, Practice, and Policy / Edition 1

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With traumatic stress an increasing global challenge, the U.N., the NGO community and goverments must take into account the psychological aftermath of large-scale catastrophes and individual or group violence. Trauma Interventions in War and Peace is a volume created to address this global perspective, and as such it provides a conceptual framework for interventions in the wake of abuse, torture, war, and disaster on individual, local, regional, and international levels. To be useful to both practitioners and policy makers, the book identifies model programs that can be implemented at every level. These programs vary in target and intensity to include social policy, safety programs, public education, coordination, capacity building, training, self-help, counseling, and clinical intervention. A core group of chapters covers the general concepts of traumatic stress, intervention, and social deprivation, while others focus on specific traumatic events like refugees and child abuse in peacetime, each addressing the scope of the problem, reactions to the traumatic stressor, intervention issues, and recommendations. One whole chapter is devoted to caregiver reactions. Special features of the book are the integration of cultural, gender, poverty, and marginalization issues into each discussion, as well as the contributions of internationally noted academic and professional experts. U.N. and NGO personnel provided input and feedback on each chapter to provide the best working guidelines available for those responding to trauma around the world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306477249
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 6/30/2003
  • Series: International and Cultural Psychology Series
  • Edition description: 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 388
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

I: Overview. WHO Voice: WHO: From the Health Perspective; S. Saxens. 1. Introduction; S.D. Solomon. 2. Traumatic Stress and its Consequences; B. Green. 3. Social Deprivation; E.L. Bassuk, B. Donelan. 4. Intervention Options for Society, Communties, Families and Individuals; J.A. Fairbank, M.J. Friedman, J. de Jong, B.L. Green, S.D. Solomon.
II: Abuse and Torture. UN Voice: The Ascendant Ethical Self; O. Frank. 5. Child Abuse in Peacetime; D.A. Wolfe, M.B. Nayak. 6. Abuse of Older People; R.F. Wolfe, G. Bennett, L. Daichman. 7. People with Mental and Physical Disabilities; K.T. Mueser, V.A. Hiday, L.B. Goodman, D. Valenti-Hein. 8. Violence against Women; M.A. Dutton, D.G. Kilpatrick, M. Friedman, V. Patel. 9. Survivors of Mass Violence and Torture; S. Turner, S. Yuksel, D. Silove.
III: Wars and Disasters. UN Voice: Coordinating Humanitarian Assistance with OCHA: Issues of Psychological Trauma; M. Bowden. 10. Children in Armed Conflict; W. Yule, R. Stuvland, F.K. Baingana, P. Smith. 11. Refugees and Internally Displaced People; N. Baron, S. Buus Jensen, J. de Jong. 12. Former Combatants; B. Engdahl, P.L. de Silva, Z. Solomon, D. Somasundaram. 13. Natural and Technological Disasters; D. Somasundaram, F. Norris, N. Azukai, R. Srinivasa Murthy.
IV: United Nations Personnel. UN Voice: UNSECOORD: Protecting the Protectors; D. Russler. 14. UN Peacekeepers and Civilian Field Personnel; M.J. Friedman, P.G. Warfe, G.K. Mwiti.
V: Summary and Conclusion. World Bank Voice: World Bank: An Overview and Some Next Steps; F. Baingana. 15. A Call to Action: Responding to Social and Humanitarian Crises; T.M. Keane.

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