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  • Police Traumaby John Violanti; Douglas Paton

    Charles C Thomas 1999; US$ 61.95

    The police fight a different kind of war, and the enemy is the police officerís own civilian population: those who engage in crime, social indignity, and inhumane treatment of others. The result for the police officer is both physical and psychological battering, occasionally culminating in the officer sacrificing his or her life to protect others.... more...

  • Traumatic Stress in Critical Occupationsby Douglas Paton; John Violanti

    Charles C Thomas 1996; US$ 52.95

    This book provides a comprehensive review of the recognition, consequences and treatment of traumatic stress in critical occupations. The term "critical occupation" describes both the critical role that members of the emergency and helping professions play in protecting communities and their members and the fact that, in the course of acting... more...

  • Wildfire and Communityby Douglas Paton; Fantina Tedim

    Charles C Thomas 2012; US$ 49.95

    Wildfires represent a growing threat to environments, to people, communities, and to societies worldwide, particularly in the United States, Southern Europe, and Australia. Recognition of this growing risk has highlighted a need to develop people's capacity to adapt to annually occurring events that could increase in frequency and severity over... more...

  • The Consequences of Disastersby Helen James; Douglas Paton

    Charles C Thomas 2015; US$ 62.95

    The Consequences of Disasters: Demographic, Planning and Policy Implications presents innovative multi-disciplinary perspectives on how people and societies respond to, and recover from sudden, unexpected crisis events like natural disasters which impact tragically on the established patterns and structures of their lives. Through detailed empirical... more...

  • DISASTER RESILIENCEby Douglas Paton; David Johnston

    Charles C Thomas 2017; US$ 59.95

    Events such as the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Japanese earthquakes and tsunamis in 2011 have provided unfortunate reminders of the susceptibility of many communities to devastating losses from natural hazards. more...

  • Posttraumatic Stress Interventionby John M. Violanti; Douglas Paton

    Charles C Thomas 2000; US$ 38.95

    Since the 1980's, posttraumatic stress intervention has focused primarily on "psychological debriefings" to help prevent posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While debriefing is said to be important, mental health professionals are uncertain about outcomes, and there is agreement that debriefing may be somewhat hindered by its pathogenic... more...

  • Working in High Risk Environmentsby Douglas Paton; John M. Violanti

    Charles C Thomas 2012; US$ 34.95

    The impact of events such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina were felt across the spectrum of organizations. Such events provide vivid illustrations of the exceptional circumstances that emergency and protective service agencies and businesses alike can encounter. The goal of this book is to broaden the perspectives on the populations... more...

  • Preparing for Disasterby Douglas Paton; John F. McClure

    Charles C Thomas 2013; US$ 34.95

    Despite the evident advantages that being prepared for natural life-threatening events confers on people and communities, research has consistently found that individual, community, and business preparedness levels are low. This book examines why this is so and identifies what can be done to expedite the development of sustained preparedness, at household,... more...

  • Who Gets PTSD?by John M. Violanti; Douglas Paton

    Charles C Thomas 2006; US$ 31.95

    Persons engaged in occupations that require emergency responses must frequently deal with exposure to incidents that are traumatic. Some of these persons develop posttraumatic stress reactions or full-blown posttraumatic stress disorder, while others do not. A key issue in the development of traumatic stress is vulnerability. This book draws from research... more...

  • Wildfire Hazards, Risks, and Disastersby John F. Shroder; Douglas Paton

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 129.95

    More than 90% of wildfires are caused by human activity, but other causes include lighting, drought, wind and changing weather conditions, underground coal fires, and even volcanic activity. Wildfire Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, one of nine volumes in the Elsevier Hazards and Disasters series, provides a close and detailed examination of wildfires... more...