Until recently, there has t been a great deal of overlap in the child welfare and trauma literatures. This text bridges that divide by integrating perspectives from both fields to help practitioners understand and address the special needs of maltreated children and adolescents and their families. Current kwledge on attachment, trauma, and risk and resilience is clearly explained, including the impact of abuse on the brain. Readers learn how to conduct assessments and implement a range of effective helping strategies with youth in foster care and other settings. Featuring extensive case illustrations, the book gives particular attention to diversity issues and the importance of supporting child and family strengths.
Nancy Boyd Webb, DSW, BCD, RPT-S, is a leading authority on play therapy with children who have experienced loss and traumatic bereavement. A board-certified diplomate in clinical social work and a registered play therapy supervisor, Dr. Webb is University Distinguished Professor of Social Work at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. In addition to teaching, writing, and consulting, she maintains a clinical practice and supervises and consults with schools and agencies. She lectures and conducts workshops throughout the United States and internationally on play therapy, trauma, and bereavement.
Date of Publication
Psychology: Professional & General
Clinical Practice with Children, Adolescents, and Families