Trauma, Media Exposure, an Increased Tolerance to Violence Its Impact on Empathy

Discover the latest issue of the Trauma Matters Newsletter. A publication devoted to current research on practice and policy in the field of trauma.

” Additionally, we need to know that the current research focuses more on the question of aggression and whether watching violence makes us violent and less on other questions of trauma, empathy, and other impacts…..

A clinician’s sense of helplessness and hopelessness can foster a lack of empathy that becomes a default self-care strategy that in turn, effects quality of care. The silencing response can result in misdiagnosis and inattention to the client’s trauma. “

by Joe Brummer,