Refugee Women and Their Mental Health

Shattered Societies, Shattered Lives
Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 3. März 1993
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 320 Seiten
978-1-56023-030-4 (ISBN)
Currently, there are over 15 million legally designated refugees all over the world and it is documented that 75 percent of those refugees are women, yet most of the existent literature does not focus on this group as women. Most of the literature focuses on political, economic, and social issues with very little reference to the mental health implications of the refugees'experiences as women. Refugee Women and Their Mental Health begins to fill this paucity of information on female refugees'experiences. A book of immediate interest, Refugee Women and Their Mental Health focuses on understanding the plight of women refugees around the world, with an emphasis on mental health. The book adds successful and innovative treatment and recovery models for these women survivors.Some of the chapters are written by women who are therapists/psychologists now and who have been refugees themselves. This adds additional insight into the plight and resulting mental health problems of refugee women. The chapters cover a vast range of topics:

torture and sexual abuse as refugees/victims of state violence
elderly women refugees
immigration law and women refugees
first-person narratives
the transformation of identity
successful creative treatment programsIt becomes clear that women refugees from all over the world under different political events and circumstances share common values and have similar mental health needs. Refugee Women and Their Mental Health explores processes of recovery from the traumas experienced by these women and offers a variety of models for the application of feminist theory to the plight of women refugees. Experienced therapists of women and those in training to be therapists will want to read this book. The topics of refugee women rarely comes up in training programs, so the information in this book is vital for therapists, policy makers, and other service providers and professors of psychology of women, immigration and social work issues, and women and mental health issues.
  • Englisch
  • New York
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  • USA
Taylor & Francis Inc
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  • Höhe: 203 mm
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  • Breite: 152 mm
  • 476 gr
978-1-56023-030-4 (9781560230304)
1-56023-030-4 (1560230304)
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Foreword I. Introduction Refugee Women and Mental Health: Shattered Societies, Shattered Lives A Personal Introduction Roots Uprooted: The Psychological Impact of Historical/Political Dislocation II. Understanding Refugees: From the Inside Out Coping With Stress: A Refugee's Story Birth, Transformation, and Death of Refugee Identity: Women and Girls of the Intifada(in ital) Women in Exile and Their Children Rape and Domestic Violence: The Experience of Refugee Women Soviet Jewish Refugee Women: Searching for Security Displaced Women in Settings of Continuing Armed Conflict Fifty Years Later: Am I Still an Immigrant? III. Working With Refugees: The Challenges and Rewards The Balancing Act: Plight of Afghan Women Refugees Traces of Khmer Women's Imaginary: Finding Our Way in the West From Helpless Victim to Empowered Survivor: Oral History as a Treatment for Survivors of Torture On Trial in the Promised Land: Seeking Asylum IV. Journeys to Recovery: The Healing Process Testimonio, A Bridge Between Psychotherapy and Sociotherapy Healing the Wounds of the Mahantdori(in ital) Women and Political Torture: Work With Refugee Survivors in Exile Markers of Successful Aging Among Vietnamese Refugee Women V. Diagnostic Studies Across Cultures Treatment for Psychosomatic Blindness Among Cambodian Refugee Women Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Among Salvadoran Women: Empirical Evidence and Description of Treatment Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Vietnamese Women Healing Their Wounds: Guatemalan Refugee Women as Political Activists Reference Notes Included

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