Chapter 7. Disempowerment by War, Immigration, Homelessness or Unemployment

  1. Jim Orford Professor Emeritus Head

Published Online: 17 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773154.ch7

Community Psychology: Challenges, Controversies and Emerging Consensus

Community Psychology: Challenges, Controversies and Emerging Consensus

How to Cite

Orford, J. (2008) Disempowerment by War, Immigration, Homelessness or Unemployment, in Community Psychology: Challenges, Controversies and Emerging Consensus, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470773154.ch7

Author Information

  1. School of Psychology, The University of Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 11 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470855935

Online ISBN: 9780470773154

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Keywords:

  • cultural-religious persecution;
  • survivor syndrome or concentration camp syndrome;
  • sleep disturbances, nervousness and irritability;
  • emotional instability, headaches, vertigo, loss of initiative and depression;
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD);
  • massive and cumulative trauma;
  • post-traumatic effects;
  • Committee of Family Members of the Detained and Disappeared of Honduras (COFADEH);
  • stress-related symptoms;
  • physiological reactions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Communities caught up in war and its consequences

  • Groups of people adjusting to a new country

  • Experiencing homelessness

  • The unemployed and the under-employed