Helping Children Cope with Trauma: Individual, Family and Community Perspectives by Taylor & Francis Ltd (Paperback, 2013)
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- DescriptionHelping Children Cope with Trauma bridges theory and practice in examining emerging approaches to enhancing resilience and treating traumatised children. Adopting a child-centred perspective, it highlights the importance of the synergy between individual, family, community and social interventions for recovery from post-traumatic stress. Consisting of chapters by an international range of contributors, the book is presented in three sections, reflecting the ecological circles of support that facilitate healthy development in the face of traumatic circumstances. Section 1, Individual, addresses the impact of exposure to trauma and loss on post-traumatic adaptation, focusing on biological aspects, attachment patterns, emotion regulation and aggressive behaviour in children. Section 2, Family, looks at the concept of family resilience, the impact of trauma on playfulness in toddlers and parents, invative models for working with children traumatised by war, domestic violence and poverty and describes the challenges faced by refugee families in the light of intergenerational transmission of trauma. Section 3, Community, broadly explores the concept of community resilience and preparedness, the centrality of the school in the community during times of war and conflict, post-traumatic distress and resilience in diverse cultural contexts and the impact of trauma work on mental health professionals who live and work in shared traumatic realities. The book concludes with a theoretical discussion of the concept of Survival Mode as an organisng principle for understanding post-traumatic phemena. Helping Children Cope with Trauma will provide mental health professionals, child welfare workers, educators, child development experts and researchers with a thorough understanding of the needs of children after trauma and how those needs may best be met.
- Author BiographyRuth Pat-Horenczyk is a clinical psychologist and Director of Child and Adolescent Clinical Services at the Temmy and Albert Latner Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma at Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem. She is also Adjunct Associate Professor at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Danny Brom is a clinical psychologist, the Founding Director of the Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma at Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the former director of the Dutch Institute for Psychotrauma (IVP), the Netherlands. Juliet M. Vogel is a clinical psychologist and has been associated with the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System in Manhasset, New York for more than 20 years. She was previously the Director of Training for the Division of Trauma Psychiatry, and is currently an associate professor at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University.
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication10/12/2013
- SubjectPsychiatry & Clinical Psychology: Professional
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note3 black & white illustrations, 1 black & white tables, 3 black & white line drawings
- Weight430 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Edited byDanny Brom,Juliet M. Vogel,Ruth Pat-Horenczyk
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