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Author Kaminer, Debra, author.

Title Traumatic stress in South Africa / Debra Kaminer and Gillian Eagle.

Publication Info. Johannesburg, South Africa : Wits University Press, 2010.


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Description 1 online resource (x, 222 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-204) and index.
Summary "Traumatic stress and post-traumatic stress more particularly, has gained international prominence as a condition or disorder that affects people across the globe in the wake of exposure to extreme life events, be these collective or individual. Given the history of political violence in South Africa, extremely high levels of violence against women and children and the prevalence of violent crime, South Africa has the unfortunate distinction of being considered a real life laboratory in which to study traumatic stress. Taking both a historical and contemporary perspective, the title covers the extent of and manner in which traumatic stress manifests, including the way in which exposure to such extremely threatening events impacts on people's meaning and belief systems. Therapeutic and community strategies for addressing and healing the effects of trauma exposure are comprehensively covered, as well as the particular needs of traumatised children and adolescents. Illustrative case material is used to render ideas accessible and engaging. Traumatic stress in South Africa provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of theory and practice in the field of traumatic stress studies, incorporating both international and South African specific findings. The particular value of the text lies in the integration of global and local material and attention to context related challenges, such as how trauma presentation and intervention is coloured by cultural systems and class disparities. The text would be of particular interest to scholars and practitioners working with traumatic stress in developing countries or in settings in which assessment and intervention resources are limited. The book highlights both psychological and sociopolitical dimensions of traumatic stress and emphasises insights derived from working in the South African context that have potential relevance for shaping the direction of traumatic stress studies"--Bookseller's website.
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Contents Patterns of trauma exposure in South Africa -- Posttraumatic stress disorder and other trauma syndromes -- Trauma as a crisis of meaning -- Trauma interventions for individuals, groups and communities -- Children and trauma.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject Post-traumatic stress disorder -- South Africa.
Psychic trauma -- South Africa.
Stress (Psychology) -- South Africa.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Post-traumatic stress disorder. (OCoLC)fst01072762
Psychic trauma. (OCoLC)fst01081217
Stress (Psychology) (OCoLC)fst01134918
South Africa. (OCoLC)fst01204616
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Eagle, Gillian, author.
Other Form: Print version: Kaminer, Debra. Traumatic stress in South Africa. Johannesburg, South Africa : Wits University Press, 2010 (DLC) 2010553162
ISBN 9781868146826 (electronic bk.)
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Standard No. CHNEW 000950649
CHVBK 483517062
GBVCP 896604705

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