Recovering from Genocidal Trauma: An Information and Practice Guide for Working with Holocaust…

Paperback | January 7, 2014

byMyra Giberovitch

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Since the Second World War people have become aware of the trauma associated with genocide and other crimes against humanity. Today, assisting mass atrocity survivors, especially as they age, poses a serious challenge for service providers around the world.

Recovering from Genocidal Trauma is a comprehensive guide to understanding Holocaust survivors and responding to their needs. In it, Myra Giberovitch documents her twenty-five years of working with Holocaust survivors as a professional social worker, researcher, educator, community leader, and daughter of Auschwitz survivors.

With copious personal and practical examples, this book lays out a strengths-based practice philosophy that guides the reader in how to understand the survivor experience, develop service models and programs, and employ individual and group interventions to empower survivors. This book is essential for anyone who studies, interacts, lives, or works with survivors of mass atrocity.

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Since the Second World War people have become aware of the trauma associated with genocide and other crimes against humanity. Today, assisting mass atrocity survivors, especially as they age, poses a serious challenge for service providers around the world.Recovering from Genocidal Trauma is a comprehensive guide to understanding Holoc...

Myra Giberovitch is an adjunct teaching professor and field placement supervisor in the School of Social Work at McGill University as well as the founder of Services for Holocaust Survivors at the Cummings Centre in Montreal.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9.01 × 6.01 × 0.88 inPublished:January 7, 2014Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing DivisionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442616105

ISBN - 13:9781442616103

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: Survivors of Mass Atrocity

Chapter 1 - Mass Atrocity Crimes

Chapter 2 - Understanding the Historical Context

Chapter 3 - Identifying a Holocaust Survivor

Chapter 4 - Changing Perceptions about Holocaust Survivors

Part II: Understanding Survivors

Chapter 5 - Impact of Trauma: Vulnerability and Resilience

Chapter 6 - Environmental Factors that Reduce the Impact of Trauma

Chapter 7 - Other Issues Unique to Survivors

Part III: Survivor Services and Programs

Chapter 8 - Transcending Victimization through Empowerment

Chapter 9 - Creating a Specialized Program

Chapter 10 - Short-term Group Services

Chapter 11 - Long-Term Group Service: An Incubator Environment

Chapter 12 - Intergenerational Programs

Part IV: Professional Interactions with Survivors

Chapter 13 - Therapeutic Responses

Chapter 14 - Responses to Environmental Triggers

Chapter 15 - Responses to Emotional Reactions

Chapter 16 - Professional Considerations

Part V: Going Forward

Chapter 17 - Recovery Milestones Applicable to Other Communities

Afterword

Appendix A: Mass Atrocity Crimes

Appendix B: Rafael Lemkin: A Survivor's Contribution to Society

Glossary

References

Index

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Since the Second World War people have become aware of the trauma associated with genocide and other crimes against humanity. Today, assisting mass atrocity survivors, especially as they age, poses a serious challenge for service providers around the world.Recovering from Genocidal Trauma is a comprehensive guide to understanding Holocaust survivors and responding to their needs. In it, Myra Giberovitch documents her twenty-five years of working with Holocaust survivors as a professional social worker, researcher, educator, community leader, and daughter of Auschwitz survivors.With copious personal and practical examples, this book lays out a strengths-based practice philosophy that guides the reader in how to understand the survivor experience, develop service models and programs, and employ individual and group interventions to empower survivors. This book is essential for anyone who studies, interacts, lives, or works with survivors of mass atrocity."Recovering from Genocidal Trauma is a remarkable book. Breaking the conspiracy of silence surrounding trauma and ageing, this moving and thought-provoking book provides powerful insights that are of deep relevance to practitioners and survivors of genocidal trauma around the globe." - Myriam Denov, James McGill Professor, School of Social Work, McGill University