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Understanding mass violence : a social work perspective

Intended to prepare future social workers to intervene with people affected by violence, this textbook examines the phenomenon of mass violence by situating it in the broader context of social policy and social justice. The book focuses its coverage on the issues surrounding trauma, its impact of specific populations, the process of healing, and the secondary trauma experienced by helping professionals. The authors are social workers and scholars, mostly from New York. Annotation ♭2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Print Book, English, ©2004
Pearson A and B, Boston, ©2004
xiv, 209 pages ; 24 cm
9780205375233, 0205375235
Social work interventions in the context of mass violence
Interventions with individuals and families affected by mass violence
Helping traumatized children
Mass violence and the elderly
Mass violence in schools: the role of social workers
Mass violence and the workplace
Interventions with communities affected by mass violence
Mass violence and law enforcement personnel
Helping people retraumatized by mass violence
The role of spirituality and religion in responding to mass violence
Mass violence and secondary trauma: issues for the clinician
Mass violence and social welfare policy
Social justice in times of mass violence