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Ethnocultural Perspectives on Disaster and Trauma

Publication year: 2008

ISBN: 978-0-387-73285-5

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In this pioneering volume, experts on individual and collective trauma experience, posttraumatic stress and related syndromes, and emergency and crisis intervention – share knowledge and insights on the cultural context of working with ethnic and racial minority communities during disasters. In each chapter, emotional, psychological, and social needs as well as communal strengths and coping skills that arise in disasters are documented for major minority groups in the United States including specific chapters on African Americans, Native Americans, Arab Americans, Asian Indians, Chinese Americans, Caribbean Americans, Latin Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Vietnamese Americans

Subject: Behavioral Science, Management, Syndrom, assessment, communication, crisis intervention, culture, disaster management, emotion, ethnocultural communities, intervention, natural disasters, trauma