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NCJ Number: 190249 Find in a Library
Title: OVC Handbook for Coping After Terrorism: A Guide to Healing and Recovery
Series: OVC Others
Corporate Author: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: September 2001
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
OVC Resource Ctr
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

OVC Resource Ctr
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: HTML|PDF|Text
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Format: Document - Designates non-commercial publications, such as Government and gray literature reports.
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This handbook offers suggestions to aid victims' recovery after an act of terror or mass violence.
Abstract: Recovering from a traumatic event takes a long time and is not easy. Everyone responds differently, not in a right way or a wrong way, just differently. Reactions to a traumatic disaster frequently include the following: (1) Shock and Numbness; (2) Intense Emotion; (3) Fear; (4) Guilt; (5) Anger and Resentment; (6) Depression and Loneliness; (7) Isolation; (8) Physical Symptoms of Distress; (9) Panic; (10) Inability To Resume Normal Activity; and (11) Delayed Reaction. The handbook suggests practical coping ideas that range from taking deep breaths and trying to relax to finding small ways to help others. It recommends that victims not make any major decisions right away, eat healthy foods and exercise regularly, avoid alcohol and other drugs, plan how to deal with the media, and remember that emotional pain is not endless. The handbook contains victim benefits and assistance contacts, with information on assistance offered and eligible victims.
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Medicolegal considerations; Procedure manuals; Psychological victimization effects; Self-help therapy; Treatment; Victim services; Victimization; Victims of terrorism; Victims of violence
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