Effects of and Interventions for Childhood Trauma from Infancy Through Adolescence: Pain Unspeakable

1st Edition

Sandra Hutchison

Routledge
Published November 30, 2004
Reference - 176 Pages
ISBN 9780789024282 - CAT# HW13764

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Summary

Successfully reach out and help children through the worst times of their young lives!

Effects of and Interventions for Childhood Trauma from Infancy Through Adolescence: Pain Unspeakable explores an array of trauma-related topics pertaining to children of all ages from a variety of cultures and countries. This book covers the various ego stages of child development and addresses how each one is affected by traumatic experiences. This easy-to-read resource serves as a readily available reference for caregivers—professional or otherwise—who work with or encounter a child who has been traumatized.

In Effects of and Interventions for Childhood Trauma from Infancy Through Adolescence, you’ll find actual accounts of traumatic incidents throughout the world, focused specifically on those incidents that have the most devastating impact on large groups of children. This book reviews the research on post-traumatic stress disorder and stress-response related symptoms with brief descriptions of treatments for you to use with children who suffer from posttraumatic stress. Special features of this important tool consist of with an extensive list of organizations and crisis hotline numbers as well as recommended reading, video, and curricula resources.

Effects of and Interventions for Childhood Trauma from Infancy Through Adolescence examines traumatic situations from many angles, including:
  • the many faces of trauma—accidents, fire, natural disasters
  • developmental considerations, including ego development, memory development, and the development of fears and responses
  • the way children respond to traumatic incidents
  • the types of interventions—individual, group, family, pharmacological, and school-based
  • cultural considerations from around the globe
  • how to establish a school-based Trauma Response Team
Effects of and Interventions for Childhood Trauma from Infancy Through Adolescence includes real case studies, fictional sample cases, and suggestions that walk you step-by-step through the possible scenarios that can occur with children during or after a traumatic event. Each section of the book ends with a helpful summary highlighting the most important information.

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