When a Community Weeps provides a model for effective counselor intervention in bereaved communities. Individual chapters have been written by traumatologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and family members who have witnessed the effects of traumatic events first hand. Each chapter presents a specific traumatic event and gives perspectives on how these events affected the individuals involved as well as the community as a whole.

part |17 pages


part 1|98 pages

Humanmade and Natural Disasters

chapter 2|26 pages

The Challenger Disaster

Group Survivorship on a National Landscape

chapter 3|24 pages

The Estonia Disaster

National Interventions, Outcomes, and Personal Impacts

chapter 4|14 pages

The Kempsey Bus Disaster

The Effects on Australian Community Rescuers

chapter 5|16 pages

Coping Through Meaning

The Community Response to the Earthquake in Armenia

chapter 6|14 pages

The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake

Adapted Strategies for Survival

part 2|41 pages

The Loss of Leaders and Heroes

chapter 7|20 pages

Death of a Leader

The Social Construction of Bereavement

chapter 8|19 pages

The Death and Rebirth of a Hero

Mickey Mantle's Legacy

part 3|77 pages

Terrorism and Political Action

chapter 10|21 pages

The Threat to Belonging in Enniskillen

Reflections on the Remembrance Day Bombing

part |20 pages


chapter 12|18 pages

Summary and Incorporation

A Reference Frame for Community Recovery and Restoration