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Trauma and Human Rights

Integrating Approaches to Address Human Suffering

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Bridges the conceptual gap between an expansion of international human rights law and increased attention to treatment systems that incorporate trauma-informed care from the mental health community

  • Examines how the key principles described converge and intersect in multiple and complex ways, applying a base framework to a broad range of vulnerable groups and communities

  • Highlights how a trauma-informed human rights framework can serve as an effective guide for assessment and intervention

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxv
  2. Introduction to Trauma and Human Rights: Context and Content

    • Janice Carello, Lisa D. Butler, Filomena M. Critelli
    Pages 1-10
  3. Traumatic Experience, Human Rights Violations, and Their Intersection

    • Lisa D. Butler, Filomena M. Critelli
    Pages 11-53
  4. Moving Toward Trauma-Informed and Human Rights-Based Social Policy: The Role of the Helping Professions

    • Elizabeth A. Bowen, Nadine Shaanta Murshid, Amanda Brylinski-Jackson, Shirley Gatenio Gabel
    Pages 55-74
  5. Black Trauma in the US and the Pursuit of Human Rights: A Brief History

    • Christopher St. Vil, Noelle M. St. Vil
    Pages 99-124
  6. Children’s Experiences of Trauma and Human Rights Violations Around the World

    • Molly R. Wolf, Shraddha Prabhu, Janice Carello
    Pages 125-149
  7. Women, Trauma, and Human Rights

    • Filomena M. Critelli, Jane McPherson
    Pages 151-177
  8. Refugees and Asylum Seekers

    • Isok Kim, S. Megan Berthold, Filomena M. Critelli
    Pages 221-240
  9. The Interrelationship Between Aging, Trauma, and the End of Life

    • Jacqueline McGinley, Deborah Waldrop
    Pages 241-264
  10. Back Matter

    Pages 321-336

About this book

Human rights violations and traumatic events often comingle in victims’ experiences; however, the human rights framework and trauma theory are rarely deployed together to illuminate such experiences. This edited volume explores the intersection of trauma and human rights by presenting the development and current status of each of these frameworks, examining traumatic experiences and human rights violations across a range of populations and describing efforts to remediate them. Individual chapters address these topics among Native Americans, African Americans, children, women, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender individuals, those with mental disabilities, refugees and asylees, and older adults, and also in the context of social policy and truth and reconciliation commissions. The authors demonstrate that the trauma and human rights frameworks each contribute invaluable and complementary insights, and that their integration can help us fully appreciate and address human suffering at both individual and collective levels.

Keywords

  • Trauma Studies
  • Trauma Care
  • Trauma-informed Framework
  • Human Rights
  • Social Justice
  • Human Rights Violations
  • Social Policy
  • Minority Groups
  • Cultural Trauma
  • Historical Trauma Theory
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Adolescent Trauma
  • Gender Studies
  • LGBTQ Studies
  • Immigrants
  • Refugees

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Social Work, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, USA

    Lisa D. Butler, Filomena M. Critelli

  • Department of Social Work, Edinboro University, Edinboro, USA

    Janice Carello

About the editors

Lisa D. Butler, PhD, is Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, NY, USA.

Filomena M. Critelli, PhD, is Associate Professor and the Co-Director of the Institute for Sustainable Global Engagement in the School of Social Work at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, NY, USA. 

Janice Carello, LMSW, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at Edinboro University, in Edinboro, PA, USA. 

Bibliographic Information

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  • Own it forever
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Softcover Book USD 37.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)