The Little Book of Trauma Healing: When Violence Strikes and Community Security is Threatened

Book, 2005, 90 pp
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Following the staggering events of September 11, 2001, the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University was asked to help, along with Church World Service, to equip religious and civil leaders for dealing with traumatized communities. The staff and faculty proposed Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) programs in response. In the years since then, those ideas have been put into practice, re-tooled, and used successfully again and again. Now STAR director, Carolyn Yoder, has shaped the strategies and learning from those experiences into a book for all who have known threatened security.

The Little Book addresses communities and societies caught in cycles of victimhood and/or other words, those of us who have been traumatized by terrorists or tsunamis, by unsafe and ongoing occupation or oppression.

Says Yoder, "The primary premise and challenge of this book is that traumatic events and times have the potential to awaken the human spirit and, indeed, the global family. But this requires acknowledging our own history and that of the enemy, honestly searching for root causes, and shifting our emphasis from national security to human security."

Also available in Spanish and Korean.

GenreIntroductory Reference
TopicTrauma, War/Genocide
AudienceAdults, Leaders
PublisherGood Books

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