Traumatic Stress and Its Aftermath
Cultural, Community, and Professional Contexts
Explore the aftermath of traumatic stress as it affects various populations, including therapists themselves!
This book will educate you about the aftermath of traumatic stress as it impacts people in a variety of settings. It explores the factors that lead to increased or reduced vulnerability to the effects of traumatic stress, emphasizing the impact of cumulative/multiple trauma rather than the effects of a single traumatic incident, to help you design and implement effective prevention and intervention programs.
The specific populations and groups addressed in this important book include:
- adolescent girls involved in armed conflict in Colombia’s guerilla war
- urban African-American youtha theoretical model for risk and resiliency
- people with strong spiritual/religious beliefshow spirituality can affect a person’s reaction to traumatic stress
- women in recovery in a community aftercare shelter
- female trauma therapistsfactors affecting vicarious traumatization of helping professionals
- college students with histories of abuse
- What is the relationship between the experiences of trauma or other stressful life events, and subsequent traumatic stress?
- What are the protective factors that can buffer or ameliorate the development of traumatic stress in the face of adverse life experiences, trauma, or other stressful events?
- How do these questions evolve in different cultural or community contexts, and with different populations?
- What are the implications for interventions for community institutions and mental health workers?
- What roles do self-esteem and spirituality play in a person’s reaction to traumatic stress?
- How do reactions to traumatic stress differ between women who have been sexually abused as children and women who have not?
Table of Contents
- Introduction: Traumatic Stress and Its Aftermath
- Risk and Resiliency: A Test of a Theoretical Model for Urban African-American Youth
- Adolescent Girls in Colombia's Guerrilla: An Exploration into Gender and Trauma Dynamics
- Impact of Stressful Life Experiences and of Spiritual Well Being on Trauma Symptoms
- Psychological Characteristics of Women Who Do or Do Not Report a History of Sexual Abuse
- Physical and Sexual Trauma, Psychiatric Symptoms, and Sense of Community Among Women in Recovery: Toward a New Model of Shelter Aftercare
- The Relationship Between Attachment Styles and Vicarious Traumatization in Female Trauma Therapists
- Reference Notes Included