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The editors of past Trauma: Cultural and Societal Dynamics have created a quantity that is going past the individual's mental dynamics of trauma, exploring its social, cultural, politica!, and moral dimensions from a global in addition to an international standpoint. within the beginning tackle as foreign Chair of the 1st global convention of the foreign Society for nerve-racking pressure stories on Trauma and Tragedy: The Origins, administration, and Prevention of disturbing pressure in contemporary international, June 22-26, 1992, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the convention that shaped the basis for the col­ lected chapters during this quantity, 1 commented: This assembly is a landmark in reaching the Society's common venture. Our unique overseas medical Advisory Committee and Honor­ ary Committee, whose club was once drawn from over 60 nations, the cooperation of six United international locations our bodies, and the participation anei recommend­ ment of diverse nongovernmental agencies and associations attest to the Society's rising presence as an important foreign discussion board for profes­ sionals of ali disciplines operating with sufferers and trauma survivors.

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Mere knowledge of the exposure of a loved o ne to a trauma tic event may be traumatizing as well. Nevertheless, most publications that focus on people confronted with traumatic events exclude those who experienced the events indirectly. The chapter by Figley and Kleber focuses on these secondary victims: the victim's spouse and/or children, friends and neighbors, colleagues at work, and helping professionals such as rescue workers, emergency personnel and psychotherapists. These people are in some way close to the victim or survivor.

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