http://www.posttraumaticslavesyndrome.com/h_index.html Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome As a result of twelve years of quantitative and qualitative research Dr. Leary has developed her theory of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, a theory that explains the etiology of many of the adaptive survival behaviors in African American Communities throughout the United states and the Diaspora. Respect Scale Dr. Leary has also developed the African American Male Youth Respect Scale, a scale which measures the relationship between present and historical issues of respect in relationship to the use of violence among this population. About the Book Dr. Leary's book "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome - America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing" incorporates her research in both America and Africa, as well as her twenty years experience as a social work practitioner and consultant to public and private organizations. In her book Dr. Leary first exposes the reader to the conditions that led to the Atlantic slave trade and allowed the pursuant racism and efforts at repression to continue through the present day. She then looks at the seemingly insurmountable obstacles that our ancestors faced as the result of the slave trade. Next she discusses the adaptive behaviors they developed, both positive and negative, that allowed them to survive and often even thrive. Dr. Leary concludes by reevaluating those adaptive behaviors that have been passed down through generations and where appropriate, she explores replacing behaviors which are today maladaptive with ones that will promote, ensure and sustain the healing and advancement of African American culture. Important Notice To all those who purchased a copy of "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome" between April 1st and May 15th 2006: First, thank you for your interest in our book. Due to your overwhelming support, JLP recently received its second printing of PTSS. Unfortunately it has come to our attention that we received a shipment of books just prior to April 1st with 2 pages out of order. Page 139 and Page 142 have been reversed, so the pages are as follows: . . . 138, 142,140,141,139,143 . . . There are not any pages missing, just the two pages out of sequence. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience, and hope you can appreciate this was beyond our control. If you would like your copy of PTSS replaced, please return your copy to the address below and we will gladly replace it. Lastly, the corrected copies won't be available until July, so we ask that you schedule the return of your current copy then. Once again, we apologize for any inconvenience and we thank you for your support. JDL Publishing. Mail your copy of the book to: MAPS Towne Storage 17 SE 3rd. Portland, OR 97214 I am not supposed to be copying this info, but so that it can reach a wider audience, I feel the need to post the website, and some additional references so that some of us will purchase, read, and learn from this book, and it's author, Dr. Joy Leary. Her work in this area is truly monumental.