ERIC Number: EJ844365
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Surviving and Thriving after Trauma and Loss
Williams, June M.; Spruill, David A.
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v1 n3-4 p57-70 2005
Individuals and their communities experience trauma and loss during times of natural disaster. Using Hurricane Katrina as a context, the authors provide an overview of the phases of disaster coping and discuss the ambiguous losses that can occur during these traumatic and life-changing times. The use of rituals as a creative intervention is introduced to help individuals and families facilitate their grief processes.
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Emotional Disturbances, Coping, Creativity, Intervention, Counseling Techniques, Grief, Activities
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana