Flashcards in 25. Victims Of Crime Deck (10):
The normal response to TRAUMA that occurs in all of us.
The crisis reaction
The response to TRAUMA that is based on our animal instincts. It includes physical shock, disorientation, and numbness: "frozen flight."
*Adrenaline begins to pump through body
*Body may relieve itself of excess materials, like ingested food
*Physical senses, one or more, may become very acute while others "shut down"
*Heart rate increases
*Hyperventilation, sweating, etc.
The mind's response parallels the __________ response.
Three stages of crisis reaction:
1) Shock, Disbelief, and Denial
2) Cataclysm of emotions
3) Reconstruction of equilibrium
Trauma can be so overwhelming that it causes a person to revert or "regress" to childhood __________ and __________.
Mentally and physically
25.1.2 Identify the phases of a victim's reaction to crime.
25.1.3 Discuss the ripple effect of crime victimization.
*Secondary victims: Family and friends
*Service providers, EMS, Police
Sources of the "secondary victimization" may include:
*The criminal justice system
*Family, friends or acquaintances
*Hospital and emergency-room personnel
*Health and mental health professionals
*Social services workers
*Victim service workers
*Schools or educators