1st Edition

Treating Traumatized Children Risk, Resilience and Recovery

Edited By Danny Brom, Ruth Pat-Horenczyk, Julian D. Ford Copyright 2009
    304 Pages
    by Routledge

    304 Pages
    by Routledge

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    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:

    • risk and protective factors for the development of post-traumatic disorders
    • conceptualizations of resilience and suggestions for making them operational
    • evidence-based treatment models for traumatized children

    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.

    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




    Danny Brom is a Clinical Psychologist and founding Director of the Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma at Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem and lecturer at the School for Social Work at Hebrew University. His main interest and experience lies in the prevention, treatment, and research on the consequences of traumatic stress.

    Ruth Pat-Horenczyk is a Clinical Psychologist and Director of the child and adolescent clinical services at the Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma of Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem. She is also a lecturer at the School of Social Work at Hebrew University.

    Julian D. Ford is a Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Health Center.  He is also the founding Director of the Center for Trauma Response, Recovery and Preparedness.

    "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