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Dyslexia and Traumatic Experiences

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Edited By Evelin Witruk, Shally Novita, Yumi Lee and Dian Sari Utami

This book focuses on dyslexia and traumatic experiences. It strives towards fostering a scientific exchange that promotes emergence of synergy effects and real progress in the understanding of dyslexia, psychological trauma, and stress experiences, as well as special methodological problems of qualitative research. The international and interdisciplinary team includes authors from Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Morocco, Sudan, South Africa, South Korea, Iran, China, Portugal, and Germany. The main topics of the book relate to dyslexia with some new perspectives on this old phenomenon, to traumatic experiences, to intervention methods and to some special methodical problems, particularly in qualitative research methods.
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Yumi Lee, Yun-Hee Kim, Ji-Hye Kang, & Hyeong-Keun Yu - Postvention is Prevention: Helping Students Bereaved by Suicide in Korean Schools

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Yumi Lee1, Yun-Hee Kim2, Ji-Hye Kang3, & Hyeong-Keun Yu4

1 University of Leipzig, Germany

2 Hannam University, South-Korea

3,4 Korea National University of Education, South-Korea

Postvention is Prevention:Helping Students Bereaved by Suicide in Korean Schools

Abstract. People bereaved by suicide (i.e., suicide survivors) often are close to the person who committed suicide. Suicide survivors comprehend these accidents as traumatic experiences. They experience difficulties in accepting the committed suicide either through denial or by keeping themselves in silence. In particular, students in the adolescent period are the most highly affected by their friends’ behavior, thus they opt to imitate their friend’s suicide. Therefore, keeping an eye on these suicide survivors and also providing them with postvention programs are critical in order for them to cope with the suicide incident effectively and eventually go back to daily life. The purpose of this study was to develop a school postvention program in order to prevent another suicide in schools in South-Korea.

Key Words: suicide survivors, Bronfenbrenner, traumatic experiences, counselor, teacher.

1 Suicide in South-Korea

Korea’s3 suicide rate was the highest in the OECD countries for 12 years, from 2002 to 2013 (OECD, 2013). According to Statistics Korea data, 28.5 suicides per 100,000 people (39.5 people per day). Youth suicide is also a major concern in Korea. The suicide rate among adolescents (age: 10–19) showed that suicide accounted for 29.5 %...

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