What happens in the trauma’s aftermath? How do its effects manifest differently on the individual, family, and community-wide levels? Stress, Trauma, and Posttraumatic Growth: Social Context, Environment, and Identities explores the way traumatic events are defined, classified, and understood throughout the life cycle, placing special emphasis on the complex intersections of diverse affiliations and characteristics such as age, class, culture, disability, race and ethnicity, gender identity and expression, immigration status, political ideology, religion, sex, and sexual orientation. The book gives its readers a solid basis for understanding traumatic events and treating their effects and also shows the varied ways that trauma is conceptualized across cultures. Both new and seasoned clinicians will come away from Stress, Trauma, and Posttraumatic Growth with a deep understanding of the principles that guide successful trauma treatment.

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PART I Mapping the Arena: Concepts, Definitions, Classifications, and Theories

chapter 1|10 pages

Concepts and Definitions

chapter 2|5 pages

Classifications of Stressful Events

chapter 3|41 pages

Leading Theories

part |2 pages

PART II Pathogenic and Salutogenic Outcomes of Exposure to Stress in Individuals, Families, and Communities

chapter 4|25 pages

Effects of Stress on Individuals

chapter 5|7 pages

Effects of Stress on Couples and Families

chapter 6|10 pages

Effects of Stress on Communities

part |2 pages

PART III Understanding Stress and Trauma from

part |2 pages

PART IV Addressing the Outcomes of Stress and Traumatic Exposure

chapter 10|6 pages

Interventions with Couples and Families

chapter 11|12 pages

Community Interventions