International Disaster Psychology (4 Vol)

Hardcover | June 15, 2005

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Expert authors provide firsthand accounts from disaster survivors around the globe, enabling readers to understand the lingering trauma and mental wounds that might otherwise go unrecognized, yet last a lifetime. These are the men, women, and children who the new field of disaster psychology seeks to heal. They include survivors of torture, terrorism, genocide attempts, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunami, and other manmade or natural disasters. This set ot books is the most comprehensive available resource explaining the practices and principles that have been employed, and are being employed, to heal them.

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Expert authors provide firsthand accounts from disaster survivors around the globe, enabling readers to understand the lingering trauma and mental wounds that might otherwise go unrecognized, yet last a lifetime. These are the men, women, and children who the new field of disaster psychology seeks to heal. They include survivors of tor...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:9.6 × 6.4 × 3.61 inPublished:June 15, 2005Publisher:Praeger PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0275983153

ISBN - 13:9780275983154

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?Disaster psychology is a relatively new discipline focusing on culturally relevant, community-based crisis intervention and stress reduction for survivors. This timely handbook has a surprising focus, especially in the first volume. Rather than serving as a clinical work, this multivolume set emphasizes program design and evaluation, coordination of humanitarian organizations, rapid response, assessment of needs, and cultural sensitivity to groups. Contributors write about the aftermath of disaster as a public health problem requiring psychosocial programming. Additionally, they discuss key issues such as the ethics of doing research at a disaster site, or the blurring of military and humanitarian operations and subsequent mortal threats to relief workers. They describe from personal experience how to implement programs for survivors (volume 2), how to assist refugees (volume 3), and how to help people with special needs, such as child soldiers, sexually abused women, and victims of torture (volume 4). A refrain throughout is that psychological distress after disaster is a "normal response to abnormal events," and that suffering may be experienced collectively rather than individually....Beyond psychology, this handbook is appropriate for human rights, public health, disaster preparedness, public policy, and social work collections....Highly recommended. Advanced undergraduates and beyond.??Choice