The Trauma of Terrorism: Sharing Knowledge and Shared Care, An International Handbook

1st Edition

Yael Danieli

Routledge
Published February 15, 2005
Reference - 928 Pages
ISBN 9780789027733 - CAT# HW15474

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Summary

Learn intervention strategies to counter the effects of terrorism

In the twenty-first century, terrorism has become an international scourge whose effect devastates individuals, weakens societies, and cripples nations. The Trauma of Terrorism: Sharing Knowledge and Shared Care, An International Handbook and Shared Care provides a comprehensive, penetrating look at the effects of terrorism, at the prevention and treatment of immediate and long-term sequelae, at preparedness for terrorism, and at the range of individual, community, and national responses. International authorities discuss the latest knowledge and research about terror, its root causes, and its psychological impact on individuals, families, societies, and nations, as well as the societal and political responses and services that may help lessen its impact.

The Trauma of Terrorism: Sharing Knowledge and Shared Care, An International Handbook analyzes the full scope of terrorism. This compendium explores numerous issues in detail, such as the nature and psychology of terrorism, how to foster a community’s capacity for resilience, the psychosocial consequences of terrorism in children and adults, the centrality of traumatic grief, the need for multicultural understanding in services and treatment, interventions for children and adolescents, training programs for mental health professionals, and proactive community organization in the face of terrorism. Treatment options and services are thoroughly explored and their effectiveness evaluated. Chapters are international in scope, well-referenced, and geared to provide thoroughly reasoned recommendations to lessen the effects of terrorism. Original witness voices from survivors and professionals worldwide give depth to the scientific character of the book. Helpful tables and graphs clearly illustrate data and ideas.

The Trauma of Terrorism: Sharing Knowledge and Shared Care, An International Handbook presents in-depth examinations of:

The Origins of Terrorism in Modern Society
  • the origin and nature of terrorism
  • terrorism as a strategy of psychological warfare
  • the content and form of terrorism propaganda
  • tactical and strategic terrorism
  • the motivations of suicide bombers
The Psychological Consequences of Terrorism
  • the psychological impact of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks
  • the PTSD effects of watching terrorist attacks on television
  • the effects of acute stress symptoms on the general population after a national trauma
  • somatization and bioterrorism
  • the short- and long-term effects of terrorism on an individual
  • the importance of measuring grief in the context of terrorism
  • the psychological burden of bioterrorism
  • the psychological impact of terrorism on children and families
  • post-traumatic distress in adolescents with exposure to ongoing terrorism
The Impact of Terrorism on Individuals, Groups, and Society
  • terrorism’s toll on civil liberties
  • media-oriented terrorism
  • media guidelines for helping reduce individual and national traumatic reactivity to terrorism
  • culture-sensitive interventions in the treatment of terrorism
  • the effects of terrorism on refugees
Psychological First Aid, Acute and Long-Term Treatment Following Terrorist Attacks
  • mental health interventions in hospitals following terrorist attacks
  • treating survivors in an ongoing terrorist situation
  • the treatment of children impacted by the World Trade Center attack
  • traumatic bereavement, and its link to terrorism
School- and Community-Based Interventions in the Face of Terrorist Attacks
  • the “Building Resilience” Project-school-based interventions for children
  • community-based interventions like “Project Liberty” and

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