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NCJ Number: 201134 Find in a Library
Title: Brochure de l'OVC Comment Reprendre le Dessus apres le Terrorisme: Un Guide pour Guerir et se Retablir (OVC Handbook for Coping After Terrorism: A Guide to Healing and Recovery)
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: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
OVC Resource Ctr
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Sale Source: OVC Resource Ctr
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Format: Document (Online) - Designates documents available online, such as a PDF (URL access).
Language: French
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This handbook offers suggestions to aid victim's 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 terrorism; Victims of violence
Index Term(s): Medicolegal considerations; Procedure manuals; Psychological victimization effects; Self-help therapy; Treatment; Victim services; Victimization
Note: Onlineline only document. For English version see NCJ-190249.
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