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The Intersection of Trauma and Disaster Behavioral Health

Editors: Cherry, Katie E, Gibson, Allison (Eds.)

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  • Conveys state-of-the-art research concerning prior lifetime trauma and disaster exposure
  • Examines the impact of trauma on behavioral health when influenced by disaster
  • Includes interventions that address communities, cities, and major institutions
  • Data-based chapters stimulate future disaster behavioral health research
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This contributed volume examines the intersection of trauma and disaster behavioral health from a lifespan perspective, filling a critical gap in the literature on disaster mental health research. In the chapters, the contributors evaluate behavioral data of adults exposed to various environmental events in both the United States (i.e., the 2017 Hurricanes Irma in Florida and Harvey in Houston) and abroad (i.e., missile fire in the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict). Contributors also suggest future directions, practices, and policies for trauma and disaster response. 

The three parts of the book provide an overview of disaster behavioral health across the lifespan, propose practical applications of research theories to psychosocial problems resulting from disasters and trauma, and evaluate disaster and trauma interventions from a macro-level perspective. Topics explored among the chapters include:

  • Integrating Trauma-Informed Principles into Disaster Behavioral Health Targeting Older Adults 
  • Cultural Competence and Disaster Mental Health 
  • When Disasters Strike: Navigating the Challenges of “Sudden Science” 
  • Frameworks of Recovery: Health Caught at the Intersection of Housing, Education, and Employment Opportunities After Hurricane Katrina 
  • Substance Use Issues and Behavioral Health After a Disaster 
  • Psychosocial Recovery After Natural Disaster: International Advocacy, Policy, and Recommendations

The Intersection of Trauma and Disaster Behavioral Health is a vital resource for researchers whose expertise covers the domains of trauma, health and wellness, and natural and technological disasters. The book also is a useful supplement to graduate courses in psychology, sociology, social work, disaster science, human ecology, and public health.

About the authors

Katie E. Cherry, PhD, is a Developmental Psychologist and a Professor at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.  Her research expertise is the psychology of aging with emphasis on cognition and successful aging.  Her current research program focuses on the impact of natural disasters on healthy aging in later life.  She has two edited books on disasters from a lifespan perspective and has over 170 peer-reviewed publications.  Her work has been funded by the National Institute on Aging, the National Science Foundation, 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.  She is a member of the Gerontological Society of America and is the current co-convener of a special interest group on Disasters and Older Adults.  
Allison Gibson, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the University of Kentucky's College of Social Work in Lexington. Dr. Gibson’s clinical and research focus is grounded in the biopsychological perspective for aging. As a social worker and researcher, Dr. Gibson’s research focuses on the relationship between aging, health, crisis response, and social justice. Her research frequently examines individuals’ social support, psychological well-being, and health outcomes in the context of disaster response and recovery. She is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of older adults. Dr. Gibson has advanced knowledge and translated empirical findings into interventions to support families confronting crises and challenging life events. She is a passionate advocate for social justice and gerontological social work education. She is a member of the Gerontological Society of America and the former co-convener of a special interest group on Disasters and Older Adults.  

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • The Intersection of Trauma and Disaster Behavioral Health: An Introduction

    Pages 3-7

    Cherry, Katie E. (et al.)

  • Overview on Trauma and Resilience

    Pages 9-25

    Wilks, Scott E. (et al.)

  • Integrating Trauma-Informed Principles into Disaster Behavioral Health Targeting Older Adults

    Pages 27-46

    Davis, Molly Everett (et al.)

  • PTSD-Depression Comorbidity and Health among Older Adults Exposed to Missile Attacks: The Buffering Effect of Young Subjective Age

    Pages 47-64

    Shrira, Amit (et al.)

  • Theoretical Overview of Disaster Stressors and Responses: Relational and Clinical Implications

    Pages 65-83

    Witting, Alyssa Banford (et al.)

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eBook 99,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Intersection of Trauma and Disaster Behavioral Health
Editors
  • Katie E Cherry
  • Allison Gibson
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-51525-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-51525-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-51524-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 360
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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