The Springer Series in Social Clinical Psychology

Trauma, War, and Violence

Public Mental Health in Socio-Cultural Context

Editors: de Jong, Joop (Ed.)

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Massive traumatic stress resulting from armed conflict and terrorism is a prime concern of governments, non-government organizations and the United Nations. Yet there is little systematic knowledge of how to address psychological problems of these proportions. These situations are further complicated by the lack of culturally appropriate models for mental health care in many low-income countries.
This volume describes a variety of public mental health and psychosocial programs in conflict and post-conflict situations in Africa and Asia. Each chapter details the psychosocial and mental health aspects of specific conflicts and examines them within their sociopolitical and historical contexts.
Trauma, War, and Violence: Public Mental Health in Socio-Cultural Context will be of great interest to psychologists, social workers, anthropologists, historians, human rights experts, and psychiatrists working or interested in the field of psychotrauma.

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"The book is a very valuable resource for agencies and multidisciplinarian teams who want to initiate and set up efficient community mental health and psychosocial services in low-income countries facing complex humanitarian and political emergencies. This book is a very worthy addition to understanding the nature of trauma and violence and how attempts are being made to provide adequate public mental health programs."
(Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 49:2 (April 2004)

"De Jong’s book details theories of how to provide mental health assistance in a public health model … . The overall purpose of the book is to advance knowledge of how to address the psychosocial consequences of war and other forms of mass violence and human rights violations. … Among the interesting and useful offerings in each chapter is a concise history of the culture, political system, and origin of the causes of the trauma for which mental health solutions have been sought." (James E. McCarrol, The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Vol. 192 (12), December, 2004)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Trauma, War, and Violence
Book Subtitle
Public Mental Health in Socio-Cultural Context
Editors
  • Joop de Jong
Series Title
The Springer Series in Social Clinical Psychology
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-47675-4
DOI
10.1007/b109606
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-46709-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-7611-9
Series ISSN
1568-2528
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 454
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