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Title: Trauma of Victimization
Author(s): M Dinneen
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: National Organization for Victim Assistance
Washington, DC 20010
Sale Source: National Organization for Victim Assistance
1757 Park Road, NW
Washington, DC 20010
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper describes the trauma of victimization in a training module developed for the National Symposium on Victims of Crime.
Abstract: The model encompasses basic human functions, the normal development of coping strategies, the rationale for trauma intervention, and the human trauma response and includes a case example. The model of basic human functions involves adaptive capacity, acute factors, and a clinical continuum ranging from illness to health. The model of emotional and functional equilibrium is based on coping skills, physical health, education, past trauma experiences, social networks, acute trauma and victimization, financial problems, substance use, family discord, physical illness, work problems, and a function continuum ranging from dysfunction to self-actualization. A hypothetical model for the development of coping strategies is proposed, the hierarchy of human needs, emotional responses to trauma, and the process of recovery from trauma are illustrated. Crisis theory, crisis intervention, timing of the human response to crisis, and acute stress reactions are also covered in the training module. 7 figures
Main Term(s): Victim reactions to crime
Index Term(s): Crisis intervention; Psychological victimization effects
Note: Training module for OVC's "National Symposium on Victims of Federal Crime"
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