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Victims of Crime

TermDefinition
2 things victims need Safety, Listening (ventilation)
Watch for signs of Anger
Elements of crisis reaction Physical response Fight/Flight Exhaustion
The mind's response parellels the ______ response physical
Exhaustion results from fight/flight
Physical response based on our animal instinct Includes physical shock, numbness (frozen fright)
Range of crisis reaction Shock, depression, panic, hostility, hope, emotions, physical symptoms of distress, guilt, inability to resume activities, affirming reality.
Intensity Continuum Crime Specific Victim Specific Cultural differences
Trigger Events Id of assailant, Sensing something similar, Anniversaries, Etc
Intensities of reactions _________ over time as well as frequency Decrease
PTSD criteria helplessness feelings, threatened with SBI
Phases of victim's reaction Impact Recoil Reorganization
Ripple Effect Victim --> Family/Friends --> Service Providers (EMS, police)
Elements of crime intervention Discuss feelings, Be sensitive, Be aware of personal biases, Be professional
Chronic = ________, Acute = ____________ Long term, Short term
Created by: DSO Academy