The Handbook of Women, Stress and Trauma focuses on the stresses and traumas that are unique to the lives of women. It is the first text to merge research from the fields of trauma and women's health and development. Using a lifespan developmental approach, the text begins by addressing specific issues women face in their lives, drawing upon theories of development and exploring how women's relationships with others buffer - or sometimes cause - stress and trauma. Combining aspects of female development with empirical data from the fields of women's health, family violence and stress and coping, this volume helps sensitive care providers to the specific needs of women exposed to traumatic events.
Table of Contents
Part I: Stress and Trauma in Lifespan Perspective. Scott, Eliav, Relational Stress and Trauma in the Lives of Girls and Teens. Kendall-Tackett, Caught in the Middle: Stress and Trauma in the Lives of Young Adult Women. Kendall-Tackett, Trauma Associated with Perinatal Events: Birth Experience, Prematurity, and Childbearing Loss. Rysberg, Stress and Trauma in Middle-aged and Old Women. Part II: The Specter of Violence Against Women. Basile, Sexual Assault in the Lives of Girls and Women. Campbell, Kendall-Tackett, Intimate Partner Violence: Implications for Women's Physical and Mental Health. Bergeron, Abuse of Elderly Women in Family Relationships: Another Form of Violence Against Women. Dallam, Health Issues Associated with Violence Against Women. Bremner, Neuropsychiatric Changes Associated with Child Sexual Abuse. Part III: Stress and Trauma in the Lives of Women of Color, Women with Disabilities, and Lesbian Women. Banks, Ackerman, Yee, West, Stress and Trauma in the Lives of Women of Color. Mona, Cameron, Crawford, Stress and Trauma in the Lives of Women with Disabilities. Hyman, Heterosexism and Violence in the Lives of Lesbian Women: Implications for Mental Health.
Kathleen Kendall-Tacket, Ph.d., is an active award-winning researcher and author in the fields of developmental and health psychology. A Research Associate at the Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire, she is the author of Postpartum Depression: A Comprehensive Approach for Nurses (Sage, 1993), over 50 journal articles and book chapters on child maltreatment, postpartum depression and breastfeeding and serves on the editorial boards of Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal and the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse.