Effects of and Interventions for Childhood Trauma from Infancy Through Adolescence: Pain Unspeakable, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Effects of and Interventions for Childhood Trauma from Infancy Through Adolescence

Pain Unspeakable, 1st Edition

By Sandra Hutchison

Routledge

176 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword (Frank Njenga)
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Understanding the Many Faces of Trauma
  • A Definition of Trauma
  • Threats or Acts of Violence
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Fire Incidents
  • Natural Disasters
  • Other Traumas Faced by Children
  • Summary
  • Chapter 2. Developmental Considerations
  • Psychosocial Stages of Ego Development
  • Memory Development
  • Traumatic Fears of Children
  • Children’s Understanding of Death
  • Cultural Considerations
  • Summary
  • Chapter 3. How Children Respond to Traumatic Incidents
  • Common Posttraumatic Stress Reactions of Children
  • Specific PTSD and Stress-Response-Related Symptoms
  • Terrorism and War Trauma Reactions and Symptoms
  • Cultural Considerations
  • Summary
  • Chapter 4. Intervention
  • Individual Interventions
  • Group Interventions
  • Family Interventions
  • Pharmacological Interventions
  • School-Based Interventions
  • Cultural Considerations
  • Summary
  • Chapter 5. Establishing a School-Based Trauma Response Team
  • Responsibilities of the Trauma Response Team
  • Trauma Response Team Checklist
  • Preparing for the Media
  • Faculty and Staff Group Debriefings
  • Summary
  • Epilogue
  • Resources
  • Books, Curricula, and Video Resources
  • Crisis Hotline Numbers
  • Organizations
  • References
  • Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
FAM001000
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Abuse / General
MED003000
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
SOC025000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work