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Author Bloom, Sandra L., 1948-

Title Creating sanctuary : toward the evolution of sane societies / Sandra L. Bloom.

Published New York : Routledge, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  616.8582239 BLOO    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 306 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-290) and indexes.
Contents Introduction: Dawn -- 1. Trauma Theory: Deconstructing the Social. Through A Glass Darkly: The Theory of Trauma. The Physical Response to Danger. The Cognitive Response to Danger. The Emotional Response to Danger. The Social Response to Danger. The Behavioral Response to Danger. Consequences of the Response to Danger: Making Meaning. Trauma-Organized Behavior -- 2. Attachment: Constructing the Social. Attachment and Separation. Lessons from Our Ancestors - Primate Research. Mom and Dad as Brain Modulators. Disrupted Attachments. Attachment in Adults: The Continuing Need for Social Support -- 3. Remembering the Social in Psychiatry. Deviance. A Brief History. Moral Treatment. The Social Philosophers. Psychiatry and the Social. Social Psychiatry. General Systems Theory and Feminist Critiques. The Therapeutic Milieu. Creating A Living-Learning Environment. Beginning to Make a Shift -- 4. Creating Sanctuary: Reconstructing the Social. Creating A Safe Space. Shared Assumptions.
Shared Goals. Shared Practice. Whom We Treated. Starting the Process of Recovery. Reconstruction: The Story Emerges. Reconnection. How We Took Care of Ourselves. Where We Failed. Where We Succeeded. Work To Be Done. Conclusions -- 5. Toward the Evolution of Sane Societies. Going by the Numbers: A Trauma-Organized Society. Sane Societies? Lessons from the Sanctuary Model and Moral Safety. The Creative Life as Sanctuary.
Summary In Creating Sanctuary, Dr. Sandra Bloom argues that our society is sick: we are emotionally numb, addicted to violence, alienated from ourselves and each other, and trapped in a vicious cycle of destructive behavior. By applying the successes from her treatment programs with severely traumatized individuals to larger group and social organizations, Dr. Bloom offers insights into how we can create safe environments that promote well-being.
Subject Adult child abuse victims -- Rehabilitation.
Adult child abuse victims -- Rehabilitation -- Case studies.
Psychic trauma -- Social aspects.
Social psychiatry.
Clinical sociology.
ISBN 0415915686 (cloth)
0415918588 (pbk.)