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Melanie Hetzel-Riggin - Professor of Psychology, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Book Title: Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence — From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

Author: Judith Herman

Book Description:

Herman's groundbreaking book showed me the value of being a trauma-informed researcher and psychologist. By asking "what happened to you" instead of "what's wrong with you," this book encapsulates how important it is to understand trauma and its reactions within a socio-ecological context. After reading her book, it is almost impossible to look at the world without seeing the complex web of risk and resilience woven throughout our lives and our history.

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