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When a Community Weeps provides a model for effective counselor intervention in bereaved communities. Individual chapters have been written by traumatologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and family members who have witnessed the effects of traumatic events first hand. Each chapter presents a specific traumatic event and gives perspectives on how these events affected the individuals involved as well as the community as a whole.
|Ch. 1||The Connection Between Grief and Trauma: An Overview||3|
|Ch. 2||The Challenger Disaster: Group Survivorship on a National Landscape||23|
|Ch. 3||The Estonia Disaster: National Interventions, Outcomes, and Personal Impacts||49|
|Ch. 4||The Kempsey Bus Disaster: The Effects on Australian Community Rescuers||73|
|Ch. 5||Coping Through Meaning: The Community Response to the Earthquake in Armenia||87|
|Ch. 6||The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake: Adapted Strategies for Survival||103|
|Ch. 7||Death of a Leader: The Social Construction of Bereavement||119|
|Ch. 8||The Death and Rebirth of a Hero: Mickey Mantle's Legacy||139|
|Ch. 9||The Terrorist Bombing in Oklahoma City||161|
|Ch. 10||The Threat to Belonging in Enniskillen: Reflections on the Remembrance Day Bombing||191|
|Ch. 11||The Significance of Unforeseen Death in a Community on the Brink||213|
|Ch. 12||Summary and Incorporation: A Reference Frame for Community Recovery and Restoration||237|
Posted December 28, 2000
Excellent, sensitive approach to dealing with how communities are affected following a trauma. The authors present their theories on handling grief in a manner that allows the reader to extract elements that can be put to use immediately when dealing with tramatized victims and rescue/support workers. Additionally, several case studies are presented demonstrating strengths and weaknesses in communities that contribute to the length and quality of healing from natural and man-made disasters. I found the study of the circles of survivorship clearly demonstrated in the case study of the Challenger disaster. The role of strong leadership, identifying groups who have the right to grieve and ways to memorialize victims was deeply impactful. Excellent book for professionals and anyone interested in preparing thier communities for handling trauma.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.