Bridging Responses: A front-line worker's guide to supporting women who have post-traumatic stress

Bridging Responses: A front-line worker's guide to supporting women who have post-traumatic stress

by Lori Haskell


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781770522619
Publisher: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Publication date: 03/31/2001
Pages: 38
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Lori Haskell, EdD, C.Psych, works as a clinical psychologist in private practice, dedicated to issues of violence against women and children. She has worked with women who are sexual abuse survivors for over 20 years, and has conducted research on the prevalence of sexual violence in women's lives and on topics such as anti-violence education and intimate femicide. Dr. Haskell is an Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Toronto.

Table of Contents



1 Who is this guide for?
1 What is the guide about?
2 What is post-traumatic stress?
4 Abuse, violence and post-traumatic stress in women's lives
6 Different kinds of post-traumatic stress - simple and complex
7 Why do we need to know about complex post-traumatic stress disorder?
11 Trauma in a biopsychosocial framework

15 What can you offer as a front-line worker?
16 Recognizing the signs of post-traumatic stress responses
18 How to screen for post-traumatic stress responses
20 Actively facilitating abuse disclosures: finding the balance
22 Helpful questions for post-traumatic stress response screening
23 Be prepared for and be sensitive to clients' responses

25 Therapeutic options
26 When medication might be helpful
26 The importance of referrals
27 Collaborative approaches
27 A hopeful concluding note

29 For understanding trauma
30 Sources for survivors

30 References

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