Mapping Trauma and Its Wake: Autobiographic Essays by by Charles R. Figley

By Charles R. Figley

Mapping Trauma and Its Wake is a compilation of autobiographic essays via seventeen of the field's pioneers, each one of whom has been famous for their contributions by means of the overseas Society for hectic pressure reports. each one writer discusses how she or he first took an interest within the box, what each one feels are his or her maximum achievements, and the place the self-discipline may well - and will - pass from the following. This striking number of essays via internationally-renowned experts is destined to develop into a vintage of traumatology literature. it's a textual content that would supply destiny psychological future health execs with a window into the early years of this speedily increasing box.

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It opened doors for nurses to develop interdependent relationships with other health care providers, initiate courses and programs of research in victimology and traumatology, influence legislation and health care policy, provide expert testimony in criminal and civil legal cases, and define the new specialty of forensic nursing. However, sexual violence still affects hundreds of thousands of women’s and children’s lives each year, and health care professionals could be even more influential in case finding and treatment of trauma as well as in designing research protocols for the interventions aimed at preventing abuse and decreasing the number of victims.

The NCPCR was established through Public Law 94-63 in July 1975 and Burgess was the chair for the first advisory committee to the new center. However, by the late 1980s, momentum for the study of rape had significantly diminished and the NCPCR was closed. S. Department of Justice was established. With funding, many other vulnerable target populations for sexual assault—children, adolescents, the developmentally delayed, and patients with physical and/or mental impairments—have been the subject of varying degrees of clinical and empirical scrutiny.

American Psychologist, 52, 966–972. ENDNOTES 1. Volume 2 was published in 1986 (Figley, 1986). 2. The term “consciousness raising” was invented by her friend and Harvard classmate Kathie Sarachild, of the New York Red Stockings. fm Page 17 Saturday, November 5, 2005 10:32 AM 1 Putting Trauma on the Radar Screen ANN WOLBERT BURGESS GETTING STARTED: THE HISTORY OF RAPE TRAUMA RESEARCH My work on rape trauma started as a research project. Credit for any of my contributions to the science and sociology of rape trauma must include my colleague, Lynda Lytle Holmstrom.

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