There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may short-change the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.
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Trauma after disaster.
Jamie D. Aten Ph.D.
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Jamie Aten, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College.