Helping Children Cope with Trauma Individual, Family and Community Perspectives

ISBN-10: 0415504562
ISBN-13: 9780415504560
Edition: 2014
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List price: $31.99
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 12/10/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Helping 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, innovative 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 phenomena. 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.

Introduction
Individual
Developmental Trauma from a Biophysical Perspective
Emotion Regulation in the Wake of Complex Childhood Trauma
The Impact of Exposure to Violence on Aggression in Children and Adolescents: What can be learned from the trauma and resilience perspective
Childhood Bereavement and Traumatic Loss
Family
Family Resilience after Disasters and Terrorism
"Playing with Fire": Promoting play and playfulness in toddlers and families exposed to recurrent rocket fire
The Haifa Dyadic Therapy: a mentalization-based treatment for war-traumatized children
Home Visiting: Benefits and challenges of working with traumatized young children in the home using the Child-Parent Psychotherapy Model
Broken Mirrors: Shattered relationships within refugee families
Community
Child-oriented Perspective on Community Resilience
The Centrality of the School in the Community During War and Conflict
Ecological Perspectives on Trauma and Resilience in Children Affected by Armed Conflict: Bridging evidence and practice
Developing a Theoretical Model of Childrene's Responses to Disaster and Conflict in the Context of Islam
Being a Parent and a Helping Professional in the Ongoing Shared Traumatic Reality in Southern Israel: Concluding Comments
Thoughts about Survival Mode Theory of Post-traumatic Reactions
Index

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