The Handbook of Women, Stress and Trauma focuses on the stresses and traumas that are unique to the lives of women. It is the first text to merge research from the fields of trauma and women's health and development. Using a lifespan developmental approach, the text begins by addressing specific issues women face in their lives, drawing upon theories of development and exploring how women's relationships with others buffer - or sometimes cause - stress and trauma. Combining aspects of female development with empirical data from the fields of women's health, family violence and stress and coping, this volume helps sensitive care providers to the specific needs of women exposed to traumatic events.
Kathleen Kendall-Tacket, Ph.d., is an active award-winning researcher and author in the fields of developmental and health psychology. A Research Associate at the Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire, she is the author of Postpartum Depression: A Comprehensive Approach for Nurses (Sage, 1993), over 50 journal articles and book chapters on child maltreatment, postpartum depression and breastfeeding and serves on the editorial boards of Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal and the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse.