When Someone You Love Suffers from Posttraumatic Stress
Publication Date: 06/09/2011
Publsher: Guilford Press
Description: What to expect and what you can do.
Packed with information, support, vivid stories, and specific advice, this timely book is written for families dealing with any type of trauma, such as military-related stress, serious accidents, or sexual assault. The book explains how different types of trauma affect survivors (and their relationships) and how to find effective treatment. The authors are experienced clinicians who describe clear steps readers can take to provide meaningful support to their loved one, while also taking care of themselves. Helpful strategies are provided for responding to trauma symptoms and high-risk behavior, coping with the stress of caregiving, and improving communication and family functioning.