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  NCJ Number: NCJ 201126     Find in a Library
  Title: OVC Handbook for Coping After Terrorism: A Guide to Healing and Recovery -- Chinese Traditional
  Document URL: HTML PDF 
  Corporate Author: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 09/2001
  Page Count: 10
  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 terrorism ; Victims of violence
  Index Term(s): Procedure manuals ; Medicolegal considerations ; Victimization ; Treatment ; Victim services ; Self-help therapy ; Psychological victimization effects
  Sale Source: OVC Resource Ctr
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
  Type: Citizen Involvement Material
  Country: United States of America
  Language: Chinese
  Note: Online only document. For English version see NCJ-190249.
   
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