This issue Traumatology offered theoretical explanations for the apparent active ingredients in these and other new treatments of stress disorders. One of the article in this issue reports on a pilot study of adult males who are survivors of bullying. Because they are from three different English-speaking countries (Australia, England, and the United States), the findings have international implications, although the article reports on a qualitative study with a small sample and the results cannot be generalized to other populations with confidence. Most of the bullying survivors endured constant, weekly bullying for at least 5 years. Not surprisingly, the participants attribute significant and lasting shame, anxiety, and interpersonal relationship difficulties since their bullying experiences. The journal and these authors hope that this preliminary, suggestive study will be a clarion call to educators and parents to be more proactive in protecting their children from the long-term traumatic consequences of bullying.
Original Work Citation
Figley, C. R. (2007, March). Editorial note. Traumatology, 13(1), 1-7. doi:10.1177/1534765607300134
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