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University of Windsor

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http://theneuronetwork.com/profile/IbrahimArefKira

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Presentation

Start Date

30-5-2013 1:45 PM

End Date

30-5-2013 3:00 PM

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Continuous and Present Traumatic Stress (CTS) is different from traumas that happened in the past. Traumas enacted by institutions and systems (for example, Japanese internment after Pearl harbor and recent backlash against Arabs and Muslims after September 11) are different from traumas enacted by individuals or Nature. Continuous traumatic stress can emanate from either source: Individuals (interpersonal), nature, institutions (intergroup), or / and systems (intersystem) (Kira, et al., 2013).Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy and most other evidence-based interventions focused on past traumas, perpetrated by individual or nature need to be modified for different continuous and present traumas and their cumulative dynamics of proliferation, stress generation. In this presentation, we propose a flexible model with different six components that can be provided in flexible sequence of six to eight individual or group sessions. The intervention model includes: Prioritize Safety and address current and ongoing threats and dangers: by behavioral skills training, psycho-education on continuous traumatic stress and cumulative and proliferation and stress generation dynamics, Identity work and identity development, stimulating “will to survive” and related meaningful effective coping strategies, Inoculation against stress proliferation and accumulation dynamics and advocacy.

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Continuous Traumatic Stress, Identity work, continuous present trauma focused interventions, behavior skills training, cumulative dynamics, proliferation and stress generation dynamics.

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May 30th, 1:45 PM May 30th, 3:00 PM

Interventions with Continuous Traumatic Stress of Discrimination in Youth

University of Windsor

Continuous and Present Traumatic Stress (CTS) is different from traumas that happened in the past. Traumas enacted by institutions and systems (for example, Japanese internment after Pearl harbor and recent backlash against Arabs and Muslims after September 11) are different from traumas enacted by individuals or Nature. Continuous traumatic stress can emanate from either source: Individuals (interpersonal), nature, institutions (intergroup), or / and systems (intersystem) (Kira, et al., 2013).Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy and most other evidence-based interventions focused on past traumas, perpetrated by individual or nature need to be modified for different continuous and present traumas and their cumulative dynamics of proliferation, stress generation. In this presentation, we propose a flexible model with different six components that can be provided in flexible sequence of six to eight individual or group sessions. The intervention model includes: Prioritize Safety and address current and ongoing threats and dangers: by behavioral skills training, psycho-education on continuous traumatic stress and cumulative and proliferation and stress generation dynamics, Identity work and identity development, stimulating “will to survive” and related meaningful effective coping strategies, Inoculation against stress proliferation and accumulation dynamics and advocacy.

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