Trauma Recovery and Resilience Research Program

Researcher

Research Overview

The Trauma Recovery and Resilience Research Program (TRRRP) engages in applied research informing psychosocial recovery and resilience after trauma and loss experiences. The TRRRP undertakes research relating to people affected by a range of traumatic life experiences with a focus on understanding the interactions of stress, trauma and loss responses with resilience and growth responses.

Staff

  • Dr David Rose
  • Ms Rhonda Abbotomey
  • Ms Lauren Kosta
  • Dr Lindy Alexander
  • Ms Marian Lok

Collaborators

  • Alfred Health
  • The Royal Women's Hospital
  • The Royal Children's Hospital

Research Publications

BOOKS AND CHAPTERS

HARMS L. (2015). Understanding Trauma and Resilience: A Multidimensional Approach. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

HARMS L. (2015). Working with people: Communication skills for reflective practice (2nd ed.). South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

CONNOLLY M & HARMS L. (2015). Social Work: From Theory to Practice (2nd ed.). Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
CONNOLLY M & HARMS L. (2013).Social Work: Contexts and Practice (3rd ed.). South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

HARMS L. (2010). Understanding Human Development: A multidimensional approach (2nd ed.). South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

LETHBORG C. & HARMS L. Meaning-making approaches to Australian social work practice in oncology. Handbook of Oncology Social Work, eds. G Christ, C Messner & L Behar., Oxford University Press, New York: pp. 351-356 (2015) ISBN: 9780199941926. [50%; LC]

JOURNAL ARTICLES

HARMS L, GIBBS L, BRYANT R, LUSHER D, RICHARDSON J, MACDOUGALL C, BLOCK K, SNOWDON E, GALLAGHER C, SINNOTT V, IRETON G, FORBES D, & WATERS E. (2015). Conceptualising post-disaster recovery: Incorporating experiences of grief and loss. British Journal of Social Work 45(Supplement 1) i170-i187 (2015) DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcv122.

GIBBS L, HARMS L, HOWELL-MEURS S, BLOCK K, LUSHER D, RICHARDSON J, MACDOUGALL C, WATERS E. Measuring community wellbeing: applications for a disaster context. Australian Journal of Emergency Management. 30(3), 20-24.

FORBES D, ALKEMADE N, WATERS E, GIBBS L, GALLAGHER C, PATTISON P, LUSHER D, MACDOUGALL C, HARMS L, BLOCK K, SNOWDON E, KELLETT C, RICHARDSON J, IRETON G, SINNOTT V, & BRYANT R. The role of anger and ongoing stressors in mental health following natural disaster. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 49(8), 706-713.

GIBBS L, BLOCK K, HARMS L, MACDOUGALL C, SNOWDON E, IRETON G, FORBES D, RICHARDSON J, WATERS E. (2015). Children and young people’s wellbeing post-disaster: Safety and stability are critical. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 14(2), 195-201 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2015.06.006

GIBBS L, HARMS L, HOWELL-MEURS S, BLOCK K, LUSHER D, RICHARDSON J, MACDOUGALL C, WATERS E. (2015). Measuring community wellbeing: applications for a disaster context. Australian Journal of Emergency Management. 30(3), 20-25.

KOSTA, L., HARMS, L., FRANICH-RAY, C., ANDERSON, V., NORTHAM, E., COCHRANE, A., MENAHEM, S. & JORDAN, B. (2015). Parental Experiences of their Infant’s Hospitalization for Cardiac Surgery, Child: Care, Health and Development.tr5 41(6), 1057-65. doi: 10.1111/cch.12230.

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