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NCJ Number: 234279 Find in a Library
Title: Coping After Terrorism for Survivors
Corporate Author: US Federal Bureau of Investigation
Office for Victim Assistance
United States of America
Date Published: 2009
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
US Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington, DC, 20535
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

US Federal Bureau of Investigation
Office for Victim Assistance
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC, 20535
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Reference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This brochure provides information to help survivors of terrorism or mass violence cope in the aftermath.
Abstract: This brochure offers information to help survivors of terrorism or mass violence understand how to cope with the after effects of a traumatic disaster. The first part of the publication describes typical reactions to traumatic disaster: shock and numbness, intense emotion, fear, guilt, anger and resentment, depression and loneliness, isolation, physical symptoms of distress, panic, inability to resume normal activity, and delayed reaction. Next, 17 practical coping ideas are offered. These are suggestions provided by previous victims and survivors of traumatic disasters to help survivors cope and begin to heal. Finally, the third section deals with finding help. It is suggested that most people find it beneficial to talk with a professional counselor who has worked with other crime survivors; even talking to other violent crime victims may be helpful for a new survivor. The message clearly states that it is not wise to wait if a survivor is experiencing emotional difficulties and that every person copes with tragedy in his or her own way. Contact information is provided for the FBI Office for Victim Assistance.
Main Term(s): Victim services; Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Coping; Domestic terrorism; Survivors services; Victims of terrorism
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