Thriving in the Wake of Trauma: A Multicultural Guide

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Rowman Altamira, 2008 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 204 pages
Race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, migration status, religion, and numerous other cultural factors play important roles in recovery from traumatic events. Survivors of abuse, dislocation, disease, racism and other forms of trauma, however, are often treated only as individuals rather than as people with diverse beliefs and cultural affiliations. Thema Bryant-Davis examines the cultural issues that health-care professionals need to consider in caring for trauma survivors. She gives specific examples drawn in part from her own work as a clinician, and she describes activities that can help trauma victims not only survive, but also thrive and grow.
 

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The book is organized by themes of trauma recovery (eg shame, loss, self-care...); each section discusses the intersection of the topic with various cultural groups (eg "How might disability status ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Safety
13
SelfCare
29
Trust
43
Shame and SelfBlame
61
Memories
77
Mourning the Losses
93
Anger
107
Body Image
119
Sexuality
129
Coping Strategies
145
Thriving
161
Afterword
173
References
183
Index
203
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\Thema Bryant-Davis is assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education at Pepperdine University.

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