While recent years have seen a vast increase in the literature on adult trauma, interest in childhood trauma has only recently started to gain momentum, encouraging new research and evidence-based interventions.
Here the editors have brought together an international list of contributors to look at both innovative and established treatments of trauma in a range of contexts, and provide up-to-date coverage of what is on offer in prevention, assessment, treatment and research.
Divided into three parts, main topics discussed are:
Treating Traumatized Children provides professionals with an up-to-date international perspective on the subject, as well as helping professionals and researchers develop future treatments based on current evidence.
"An excellent and diverse set of reviews that puts resiliency on the child trauma map, and provides promising directions for research, policy, and practice." - Ricky Greenwald, Founder/Executive Director, Child Trauma Institute, USA
Ford, Pat-Horenczyk, Brom, Introduction. Layne, Beck, Rimmasch, Southwick, Moreno, Hobfoll, Promoting "Resilient" Posttraumatic Adjustment in Childhood and Beyond: "Unpacking" Life Events, Adjustment Trajectories, Resources, and Interventions. PART I: Risk and Protective Factors. Pat-Horenczyk, Rabinowitz, Rice, Tucker-Levin, The Search for Risk and Protective Factors in Childhood PTSD: From Variables to Processes. Cohen, Parenting in the Throes of Traumatic Events: Risks and Protection. Keren, Tyano, A Developmental Approach: Looking at the Specificity of Reactions to Trauma in Infants. Knight, Geltman, Ellis, Physical and Mental Health Functioning in Sudanese Unaccompanied Minors. Bifulco, Risk and Resilience in Young Londoners. PART II: Resilience. Brom, Kleber, Resilience as the Capacity for Processing Traumatic Experiences. Hobfoll, Horsey, Lamoureux, Resiliency and Resource Loss in Times of Terrorism and Disaster: Lessons Learned for Children and Families and Those Left Untaught. Tol, Jordans, Reis, Jong, Ecological Resilience: Working with child-related psychosocial resources in war-affected communities. Meichenbaum, Bolstering Resilience: Benefiting from Lessons Learned. PART III. Recovery: Empirically-based Systemic Interventions for Traumatized Children. Ford, Albert, Hawke, Prevention and Treatment Interventions for Traumatized Children: Restoring Children's Capacities for Self-Regulation. Van Horn, Lieberman, Using Dyadic Therapies to Treat Traumatized Young Children. DeRosa, Pelcovitz, Group Treatment for Chronically Traumatized Adolescents: Igniting SPARCS of Change. Saltzman, Babayon, Lester, Beardslee, Pynoos, Family-Based Treatment for Child Traumatic Stress: A Review and Report on Current Innovations. Kagan, Transforming Troubled Children into Tomorrow’s Heroes. Pat-Horenzcyk, Ford, Brom, Toward A Developing Science and Practice of Childhood Traumatic Stress: Concluding Comments