Trauma and Group Work: Thoughts on Delicate Practice

By Shantih E. Clemans

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), Spring 2008

The author provides an overview of the field of trauma, specifically the growth in awareness of trauma's effects on human lives. Weaving together elements of trauma theory with social group work, the author offers specific strategies for compassionate and reflective social work practice with traumatized populations. With a focus on strength and resilience, the article stresses the challenges and rewards of trauma work and makes a case for social workers remaining at the helm in this field.

Topic: Trauma, Social Services, Violence, Psychology/Psychiatry

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Linzer, Norman

Volume/Issue: vol.83/no.2-3

Page Number(s): 238-242

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Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Clemans, Shantih E. Trauma and Group Work: Thoughts on Delicate Practice. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Spring 2008: 238-242. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3742


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