International and Cultural Psychology

Ethnocultural Perspectives on Disaster and Trauma

Foundations, Issues, and Applications

Editors: Marsella, A.J., Johnson, J.L., Watson, P., Gryczynski, J. (Eds.)

  • Addresses a sampling of major minority groups, and in doing so, provides a framework for improving disasters policies and practices by calling attention to every disaster victim’s cultural and personal uniqueness
  • Offers the reader a unique of combination of chapters on basic disaster concepts, knowledge, and skills, as well as essential information on specific ethnocultural and racial groups
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About this book

Crises do not occur in cultural vacuums, but help often does. Good intentions are not enough. Lack of cultural understanding, sensitivity, and competencies can hamper and even harm the professional response to disasters. To help and heal, one must know and understand the cultural background of disaster victims. Ethnocultural Perspectives on Disaster and Trauma offers readers substantive knowledge in these three vital areas of disaster response.

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. Each chapter features information on:

  • Demographics, major historical events, and core values of each population
  • Important cultural insights, including communication styles, culture-specific disorders, and valid assessment instruments
  • Therapeutic and healing traditions versus conventional medicine and therapy
  • Perspectives specific to the population’s experience with disaster and trauma
  • Authors’ recommendations for improving services to the population
  • Practical appendices for readers new to the field

This unique volume is a cultural competency compendium that will increase to the effectiveness of all who respond to disasters. It will also be of interest and value to scholars, policy makers, and health professionals working in the areas of disaster management, crisis intervention, and trauma. Ethnocultural Perspectives on Disaster and Trauma points readers to what the editors call the path "beyond simple assistance to healing and the restoration of hope and meaning."

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From the reviews:

"In Ethnocultural Perspectives on Disaster and Trauma: Foundations, Issues, and Applications, editors Marsella, Johnson, Watson, and Gryczynski have collected 12 chapters that collectively try to answer this question across a broad array of cultures. ... Ethnocultural Perspectives on Disaster and Trauma is a worthwhile read for anyone working in this field." (Donald Dutton, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 53 (49), December, 2008)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Essential Concepts and Foundations

    Marsella, Anthony J. (et al.)

    Pages 3-13

  • Promoting Disaster Recovery in Ethnic-Minority Individuals and Communities

    Norris, Fran H. (et al.)

    Pages 15-35

  • Meeting the Physical, Psychological, and Social Needs of African Americans Following a Disaster

    Carswell, Steven B. (et al.)

    Pages 39-71

  • Essential Information for Disaster Management and Trauma Specialists Working with American Indians

    Johnson, Jeannette L. (et al.)

    Pages 73-113

  • Arab Americans: Understanding Their Challenges, Needs, and Struggles

    Abi-Hashem, Naji

    Pages 115-173

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethnocultural Perspectives on Disaster and Trauma
Book Subtitle
Foundations, Issues, and Applications
Editors
  • Anthony J. Marsella
  • Jeanette L. Johnson
  • Patricia Watson
  • Jan Gryczynski
Series Title
International and Cultural Psychology
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-73285-5
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-73285-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-73284-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2516-9
Series ISSN
1574-0455
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 410
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