Understanding Mass Violence : A Social Work Perspective / Edition 1

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Overview

Understanding Mass Violence prepares social workers to intervene with people affected by human-caused violence, such as school shootings or terrorist acts.

The difficult challenges facing social work practitioners are discussed and suggestions for self-care are provided. Mass violence is also examined within the broader context of social policy and social justice.

The book is organized into 5 sections and includes 13 chapters, providing the content for a course on social work and mass violence or trauma.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205375233
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,228,547
  • Product dimensions: 6.92 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

I. OVERVIEW.

1. Social Work Intervention in the Context of Mass Violence (Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner and Norma Kolko Phillips).

II. IMPACT OF MASS VIOLENCE ON INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES.

2. Interventions with Individual and Families Affected by Mass Violence (Madelyn Miller).

3. Helping Traumatized Children (William Steele).

4. Mass Violence and the Elderly (Sondra Brandler).

III. IMPACT OF MASS VIOLENCE ON ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES.

5. Mass Violence in Schools (Jessie Klein).

6. Mass Violence and the Workplace (Jane E. Cranston).

7. Interventions with Communities Affected by Mass Violence (Marygrace Berberian, Linda Lausell Bryant and Gerald Landsberg).

8. Mass Violence and Law Enforcement Personnel (George T. Patterson and Grace A. Telesco).

IV. ISSUES FOR SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE.

9. Helping People Retraumatized by Mass Violence (Graciela M. Castex).

10. The Role of Spirituality and Religion in Responding to Mass Violence (Arlene Gellman and Barbara Dane).

11. Mass Violence and Secondary Trauma: Issues for the Clinician (Carol Tosone and Lisa Bialkin).

V. MASS VIOLENCE, SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE.

12. Mass Violence and Social Welfare Policy (Norma Kolko Phillips).

13. Social Justice in Times of Mass Violence (Richard Holody).

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