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Trauma and Victimization


PDF | Vol. 7, No. 2 (2007)

The relationship between traumatizing events—including being a victim of crime—and mental health/illness is complex. The latest issue of Visions Journal on Trauma and Victimization looks at some of these complexities as well as the effects of trauma, treatment and support options, a sub-focus on post-traumatic stress disorder, and how to respond sensitively to certain populations.


  • Editor's message
    (Christina Martens)
  • Psychological Trauma: A Common Problem, Knowledge, Myth and Unanswered Questions
    (William J. Koch)
  • Responding to Frightening Life Events
    (Marilyn Laura Bowman)
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing: Concepts and controversy
    (Katelin Bowes, Jill Fikowski and Melanie O’Neill)
  • Victimization of People with Mental Illness: Barriers to reporting crime
    (Liz McBratney)
  • Indian Residential Schools: The aftermath
    (Charles Brasfield)
  • Where Trauma Hides
    (Inna Vlassev)
  • War Trauma in Refugees: Red flags and clinical principles
    (Claudia Maria Vargas)
  • Grief—Complicated? Or not?
    (Kay Johnson)
  • Vicarious Traumatization: Occupational hazard for helping professional
    (Michelle Srdanovic)

Experiences and Perspectives

  • Why Did This Happen? Witnessing a tragedy
    (Brian Chittock)
  • Combat and Rescue: Breeding ground for PTSD
    (Atholl Malcolm)
  • When the One Responding to Traumas Faces His Own: A paramedic’s story
    (Richard Voigt)
  • I Might Be Nothing
    (Lara Gilbert)
  • My First—and Hopefully Last—Hospitalization
    (Barbara Bawlf) (online only)
  • Life After Death
    (Troy) (online only)
  • When the Place Supposed to Help Kids Hurts Them: Dulcie McCallum on institutional abuse at Woodlands
    (Jake Adrian) (online only)

Alternatives and Approaches

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Choosing the treatment that is right for you
    (Steven Taylor)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder—and Traffic Crashes
    (John Vavrik)
  • Connecting Virtually: Webcast on women, violence and substance use
    (Nancy Poole)
  • Somatic Experiencing Therapy: ‘Unfreezing’ the trauma response
    (Amanda Sawatzky)
  • The Aftermath of Rape: Cognitive-behavioural treatment for PTSD
    (Debra Kaysen)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress in the Workplace
    (Hans Beihl)
  • Violence and Trauma in the Lives of Women with Serious Mental Illness
    (Shanti Hadioetomo)
  • Medication Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    (Joseph Wang, Wei Zhang and Jonathan Davidson) (online only)

Regional Programs

  • Sex for Stuff: It’s not fair trade
    (Heather Miko-Kelly)
  • VictimLINK
    (Shanti Hadioetomo and Hazel Smith)
  • Police Victim Services: Overseeing frontline response
    (Carolyn Sinclair)
  • Complex Interactions: Women, trauma, addictions and mental health
    (Susan Armstrong)
  • Kids in Control: When a parent has mental illness
    (Kashmir Besla) (online only)

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