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Ethnocultural Perspectives on Disaster and Trauma


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Background and Foundations.- Essential Concepts and Foundations.- Promoting Disaster Recovery in Ethnic-Minority Individuals and Communities.- Ethnocultural and Racial Group Considerations.- Meeting the Physical, Psychological, and Social Needs of African Americans Following a Disaster.- Essential Information for Disaster Management and Trauma Specialists Working with American Indians.- Arab Americans: Understanding Their Challenges, Needs, and Struggles.- Asian Indians: Cultural Considerations for Disaster Workers.- Caribbean Blacks: (Haitiains, Jamaicans, Virgin Islanders, Eastern Caribbean) Responses to Disasters in Cultural Context.- Chinese Americans: Guidelines for Disaster Mental Health Workers.- The Kanaka Maoli:Native Hawaiians and heir Testimony of Trauma and Resilience.- Mexicans, Mexican Americans, Caribbean, and Other Latin Americans.- Working with Vietnamese Americans in Disasters.- Culture, Trauma, and the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Syndromes: A Global Perspective.


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"In Ethnocultural Perspectives on Disaster and Trauma: Foundations, Issues, and Applications, editors Marsella, Johnson, Watson, and Gryczynski have collected 12 chapters that collectively try to answer this question across a broad array of cultures. ... Ethnocultural Perspectives on Disaster and Trauma is a worthwhile read for anyone working in this field." (Donald Dutton, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 53 (49), December, 2008)

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