danieli_yaelJune 30th, 2013 “Shattered Lives” hosts, Ladyjustice and Delilah interviewed Dr. Yael Danieli on “Mass Trauma and Re-Victiminzation from a Pioneer’s Perspective.”

Dr. Danieli is the past Chair of the Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice and was the Advisor on Victims of Terrorism for the office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in 2011.

The interview is available as a podcast on the BlogTalkRadio.com site: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/insidelenz/2013/06/29/shattered-lives.

Some of the issues covered include:

  • “A conspiracy of silence” – What is it and how does it relate to victimization?
  • Blaming the victim – Examples- subtle and overt’
  • How one deals with someone else’s victimization other than mass trauma?
  • “The second wound”  those who are not there for victims explained;
  • Implied judgments internally  … the “third wound;”
  • Media forces regarding  sensationalizing a crime;
  • Conscious versus  unconscious reactions;
  • Learning to live with it… impact on further generations;
  • A discussion of resiliency… “I’m glad you brought that up;”
  • The second wound/ conspiracy of silence effects the outcome  when victims are supported;
  • Types of Resiliency – not letting things effect  you and/or ”coping with the shatter;”
  • Post Traumatic Growth-developing realizations, insights about what is important to us, changing our values as a result of trauma;
  • Yael’s most recent research  re Holocaust survivors and their children;
  • A crowning achievement – ***Building the first program to help Nazi Holocaust survivors and their children;
  • A discussion of the psychology of hope… and Holocaust survivor, terminally ill persons and POW’s … What was revealed?
  • The conspiracy of silence and the second wound – WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE TRAUMA   (the Aftermath) IS AS SERIOUS AS THE INITIAL TRAUMA ITSELF!   Succeeding generations….
  • The Survivor’s Syndrome ….precursor of post traumatic stress disorder.
  • A discussion of post trauma adaptational styles.