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Trauma Transformed
An Empowerment Response
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Whether it's physical, psychological, social, historical, or ongoing, trauma is a universal experience, and this book provides professionals with the approaches necessary for successful and empowering interventions across the trauma spectrum. Part one examines the steps individuals take to heal their traumas. Nicolas survives an attack by his own dog; Tay rebuilds her life after years of incest; Claire speaks out about being molested by a program participant at her mental health clinic; and Erma copes with the shattering memories of childhood abuse. Part two focuses on interpersonal dynamics. Frank is held accountable for his violence toward his wife; Erin and her mother confront the reality of bullying and victimization in schools; Beth faces discrimination because of her sexual orientation; and staff members at a transitional housing shelter deal with the death of a client.Part three recounts stories of resilience and healing at the social and community level. Salome and her family process the historical trauma of the massacre of her American Indian ancestors. A group of boys who became fatherless after 9/11 respond to experiential ways of coping with their grief. Jennifer and Kim live daily with the social trauma of poverty. Three Liberian families survive torture, flight, refugee camps, and resettlement. Amory struggles to find meaning and move on from his experience as a combat veteran, and the story of Angelina Batiste epitomizes the loss and resilience of those who lived through Hurricane Katrina. Trauma Transformed provides insight into the psychological and spiritual resources practitioners need to help victims move forward and improve upon their circumstances. Readers will also learn to strengthen their sense of self to prevent secondary trauma.


Series Editor's NoteAcknowledgmentsContributorsIntroduction: Empowerment as a Response to TraumaJudith Bula WisePart 1 by Transforming Trauma at the Personal Level 1. Nicolas Puts Back the Pieces: Transforming a Childhood Trauma Eliana Gil2. Transforming Trauma Responses to Sexual Abuse in AdolescentsCarol J. McCarthy and Joycee Kennedy3. Transforming Trauma Responses to Women with Serious and Persistent Psychiatric DisabilitySusan Manning4. Transforming Childhood Physical and Verbal Abuse: Mind-Body Approaches to Trauma TreatmentDiane B. ByingtonPart 2 by Transforming Trauma at the Interpersonal Level 5. Transforming Privilege, Power, and Control in Relationship TraumaLynn Parker6. Bullying and Victimization: Transforming Trauma Through EmpowermentFaye Mishna7. Insidious Trauma and the Sexual Minority ClientLaura Kaplan8. When a Client Dies: Transforming Agency GriefMarian BusseyPart 3 by Transforming Trauma at the Social/Community/Political Levels 9. The Impact of Historical Trauma: The Example of the Native CommunityMaria Yellow Horse Brave Heart10. Transforming the Trauma of September 11, 2001, with Children and Adolescents Through Group WorkAndrew Malekoff11. Response to Poverty as a Form of Transforming TraumaJean East and Sue Kenney12. Transforming the Trauma of Torture, Flight, and ResettlementKay M. Stevenson and Jaime Rall13. Transforming the Trauma of War in Combat VeteransMel Singer14. Triumph Over Tragedy: Transformation Through the Aftermath of DisasterJane Parker and Michael ZakourConclusion: Trauma Transformed Through Empowerment and ResilienceMarian BusseyIndex


ISBN-13: 9780231510974
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: October, 2007
Pages: 352