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Theoretical and Intervention Considerations in Working with Victims of Disaster

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International Handbook of Traumatic Stress Syndromes

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Compassionate and humanitarian concerns have dictated the intense response that occurs following most major disasters throughout the world. Such catastrophes are evocative, fill the onlookers with vicarious dread, and, at the same time, provide a focus for the altruism and good will that will strengthen and sustain those affected throughout the crisis period. Although the shock, horror, and grief that may follow have long been recognized, the more profound psychological consequences that will affect significant numbers of people are only now being systematically and consistently quantified (Raphael, 1986).

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Raphael, B., Wilson, J.P. (1993). Theoretical and Intervention Considerations in Working with Victims of Disaster. In: Wilson, J.P., Raphael, B. (eds) International Handbook of Traumatic Stress Syndromes. The Plenum Series on Stress and Coping. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-2820-3_9

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