Bridging Responses is a resource for front-line staff who work with women in health care, literacy, corrections, housing and community services. This book offers information and tools to help recognize responses to post-traumatic stress in women's lives, and to establish a level of confidence that encourages women who have survived abuse and violence to consider referrals to appropriate services or resources.
|Publisher:||Centre for Addiction and Mental Health|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.10(d)|
About the Author
Table of ContentsContents
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
HELPFUL INTERVENTIONS FOR FRONT-LINE WORKERS
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