Published September 18, 2019
Congratulations to Associate Professor Lisa Butler, Associate Professor Filomena Critelli and PhD alum Janice Carello on the publication of their book, "Trauma and human rights: Integrating approaches to address human suffering." Many UBSSW professors and colleagues also authored chapters in this book including Elizabeth Bowen, Diane Elze, Isok Kim, Jacqueline McGinley, Nadine Shaanta Murshid, Shraddha Prabhu, Christopher St. Vil, Noelle St. Vil, Deborah Waldrop, Hilary Weaver and Molly Wolf.
Butler, L. D., Critelli, F. M., & Carello, J. (2019). Trauma and human rights: Integrating approaches to address human suffering. New York: Palgrave MacMillan Press.
Human rights violations and traumatic events often comingle in victims’ experiences; however, the human rights framework and trauma theory are rarely deployed together to illuminate such experiences. This edited volume explores the intersection of trauma and human rights by presenting the development and current status of each of these frameworks, examining traumatic experiences and human rights violations across a range of populations and describing efforts to remediate them. Individual chapters address these topics among Native Americans, African Americans, children, women, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender individuals, those with mental disabilities, refugees and asylees, and older adults, and also in the context of social policy and truth and reconciliation commissions. The authors demonstrate that the trauma and human rights frameworks each contribute invaluable and complementary insights, and that their integration can help us fully appreciate and address human suffering at both individual and collective levels.