Ethnocultural Perspectives on Disaster and Trauma: Foundations, Issues, and Applications by Anthony J. MarsellaEthnocultural Perspectives on Disaster and Trauma: Foundations, Issues, and Applications by Anthony J. Marsella

Ethnocultural Perspectives on Disaster and Trauma: Foundations, Issues, and Applications

EditorAnthony J. Marsella, Jeanette L. Johnson, Patricia Watson

Paperback | November 19, 2010

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In this pioneering volume, experts in individual and collective trauma experience, post-traumatic stress and related syndromes, and emergency and crisis intervention share their knowledge and insights into working with ethnic and racial minority communities during disasters. In each chapter, emotional, psychological, and social needs as well as communal strengths and coping skills that arise in disasters are documented.
Title:Ethnocultural Perspectives on Disaster and Trauma: Foundations, Issues, and ApplicationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.07 inPublished:November 19, 2010Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1441925163

ISBN - 13:9781441925169

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Table of Contents

Essential Concepts and Foundations.- Promoting Disaster Recovery in Ethnic Minority Individuals and Communities.- Meeting the Physical, Psychological, and Social Needs of African Americans Following a Disaster.- Essential Information for Disaster Management and Trauma Specialists Working with American Indians.- Arab Americans: Understanding Their Challenges, Needs, and Struggles.- Asian Indians: Cultural Considerations for Disaster Workers.- Carribean Blacks: (Haitians, Jamaicans, Virgin Islanders, Eastern Carribean) Responses to Disasters in Cultural Context.- Chinese Americans: Guidelines for Disaster Mental Health Workers.- The Kanaka Maoli: Native Hawaiians and Their Testimony of Trauma and Resilience.- Mexicans, Mexican Americans, Carribean, and Other Latin Americans.- Working with Vietnamese Americans in Disasters.- Culture, Trauma, and the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Syndromes: A Global Perspective.- A Brief List of Disaster-Related Vocabulary Terms.- Summary and Overview of Disasters in Developing Countries.- Disaster Rescue and Response Workers.

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From the reviews:"In Ethnocultural Perspectives on Disaster and Trauma: Foundations, Issues, and Applications, editors Marsella, Johnson, Watson, and Gryczynski have collected 12 chapters that collectively try to answer this question across a broad array of cultures. ... Ethnocultural Perspectives on Disaster and Trauma is a worthwhile read for anyone working in this field." (Donald Dutton, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 53 (49), December, 2008)