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