The second presentation will describe findings from a series of empirical studies conducted in zones of persistent and cumulative exposure to traumatic stress. The zones under examination include Sri Lanka, India, Sudan, Haiti, Japan, and the West Bank of the Jordan River. The findings are discussed in terms their implications for public health (both “physical” and “mental”), spiritual and emotional wellbeing, and the reciprocal influences of culture and traumatic experiences.
Bufford, Rodger K. and Rhoades, George F., "Notes From the Field: Delivering Trauma and Disaster Mental Health Services in Dangerous Places" (2014). Faculty Publications - Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) Program. 84.