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Little Book of Trauma Healing: When Violence Strikes And Community Security Is Threatened (Paperback)

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How can we effectively address the threat of terrorism? What helps being about long-term security? What stops cycles of victimhood? What role can Restorative Justice play?

Following the staggering events of September 11, 2001, the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University was asked to help, along with Church World Service, to equip religious and civil leaders for dealing with traumatized communities. The staff and faculty proposed Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) programs. Now, STAR director, Carolyn Yoder, has shaped the strategies and learnings from those experiences into a book for all who have known terrorism and threatened security. Topics covered include:
  • Trauma as a call to change and transformation
  • Societal or collective trauma
  • Trauma affects us physiologically
  • Ongoing Trauma
  • Limitations of defining unhealed trauma through a PTSD frame
  • Incomplete grieving
  • Acknowledgment
  • Reconnection
  • Prevent trauma by learning to wage peach
  • And much more.

A startlingly helpful approach. A title in The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series.

About the Author


Carolyn E. Yoder is the Founding Director of STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience), a training program of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia. She worked as an educator and psychotherapist in Asia, East and Southern Africa, the Middle East, and the Caucuses for more than eighteen years. She has a private psychotherapy practice specializing in transforming trauma and offers online resources at www.PeaceAfterTrauma.com. She holds an MA in Counseling Psychology from Alliant International University and an MA in Linguistics from the University of Pittsburgh. She and her husband, Rick, live in Harrisonburg, Virginia. They have three daughters and four grandchildren.
 
Product Details
ISBN: 9781561485079
ISBN-10: 1561485071
Publisher: Good Books
Publication Date: November 1st, 2005
Pages: 90
Language: English
Series: Little Books of Justice & Peacebuilding