Product Description From the Back Cover This evidence-rich collection takes on the broad diversity of traumatic stress in both its causes and outcomes as well as the wide variety of resources availablefor recovery. Its accessible coverage shows varied presentations of post-traumatic stress affected by individual family and group contexts including age previous trauma exposure and presence or lack of social resources as well as long-term psychological physical and social consequences. Contributors focus on a range of traumatic experiences from environmental disasters (wildfires Hurricane Katrina) to the Holocaust from ambiguous loss to war captivity. And the book's final section "Healing after Trauma" spotlights resilience forgiveness religion and spirituality using concepts from positive psychology. Included among the topics: The Great East Japan earthquake: tsunami and nuclear disaster.Posttraumatic stress in the aftermath of mass shootings.Psychosocial consequences: appraisal adaptation and bereavement after trauma.Loss chaos survival and despair: the storm after the storms.Aging with trauma across the lifetime and experiencing trauma in old age.On bereavement and grief: a therapeutic approach to healing. Psychologists social workers researchers studying trauma and resilience and mental health professionals across disciplines will welcome "Traumatic Stress and Long-Term Recovery" as a profound source of insight into stress and loss coping and healing." About the Author Dr. Katie E. Cherry is a Professor of Psychology and the Executive Director of the Life Course and Aging Center at Louisiana State University. Her research expertise is adult development and aging with emphasis on cognition and successful aging. Her research has been funded by the National Institute on Aging and the Louisiana Board of Regents. In 2002 she was awarded the Emogene Pliner Distinguished Professor of Aging Studies professorship for her contributions to the field of adult development and aging.
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