Child Trauma Handbook

A Guide for Helping Trauma-Exposed Children and Adolescents

By Ricky Greenwald

© 2005 – Routledge

362 pages

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pub: 2005-07-27
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About the Book

The Child Trauma Handbook is a comprehensive plain-language guide to treatment of trauma-exposed children and adolescents and those with trauma or loss-related issues. This no-nonsense manual helps the reader understand how and why kids' behaviors can be related to their history of trauma while teaching practical hands-on, clinical skills and interventions.

Reviews

"A practical guide to trauma-informed therapy with children and teens and the families who care for them." -- Charles Figley, PhD, Director, Florida State University Traumatology Institute

"This is a fascinating book on how to respectfully approach and treat traumatized children." -- Atle Dyregrov, PhD, Founder, Center for Crisis Psychology, Bergen, Norway

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • How Trauma-Informed Treatment Is Different
  • How to Use the Book
  • SECTION I: UNDERSTANDING TRAUMA—A FRAMEWORK FOR ORGANIZING EXISTING SKILLS
  • Chapter 1. Understanding Trauma
  • Why Trauma Matters
  • A Useful Definition of Trauma
  • What Makes an Event Traumatic?
  • The “Trauma Wall”
  • Resiliency and Vulnerability
  • Survival Orientation
  • Posttraumatic Symptoms
  • A Note on Exercises/Activities in This Book
  • Exercise: Float-Back
  • Chapter 2. The Structure of Trauma Treatment
  • Meaning of Behavior
  • Exercise: Meaning of Behavior
  • Selecting a Trauma Treatment Structure
  • The Fairy Tale Model of Trauma-Informed Child Treatment
  • Chapter 3. The Trauma-Informed Therapeutic Relationship
  • Child Trauma Treatment—Basic Principles
  • What It Takes to Be a Person Who Helps Traumatized Kids
  • The Therapeutic Relationship
  • The RICH Relationship Model
  • Exercise: Who Helped You and How?
  • Chapter 4. Taking Care of Yourself
  • Exercise: How Has Working with Traumatized Kids Affected You?
  • Exercise: Your Most Upsetting Case
  • Exercise: How Do You Know When It’s Happened to You?
  • Exercise: Self-Care Check-In
  • Exercise: Self-Care Plans
  • Exercise: Peer Support
  • SECTION II: EVALUATION AND TREATMENT PLANNING
  • Chapter 5. The Initial Interview—From “Hello” Up to History
  • Acculturation
  • Therapist Style
  • Introducing Treatment
  • The Rules
  • Starting with a Parent Present
  • Meeting Alone with the Parent
  • Meeting Alone with the Child
  • Exercise: Practice the Initial Interview
  • Obtaining More History While Focusing on Strengths
  • Chapter 6. Taking a Trauma History
  • Exercise: Take a Trauma/Loss History
  • Chapter 7. Trauma-Informed Case Formulation
  • Exercise: Do It Yourself
  • Chapter 8. Making a Treatment Contract
  • Motivation Enhancement
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Finding the Princess
  • Future Movies Script
  • Treatment Planning and Contracting
  • Obstacles to Following Through with the Contract
  • SECTION III: SAFETY AND STRENGTH-BUILDING
  • Chapter 9. Case Management
  • Exercise: Convince the Assistant Principal (AP) or the Parent
  • Case Management Pitfalls and Remedies
  • Chapter 10. Parent Training
  • Did I Hear You Say “Yes, But”?
  • Working the Case Formulation
  • Practicing Respect and Empowerment
  • Parent Training Interventions
  • The Therapist As the Parents’ Personal Trainer
  • Chapter 11. Self-Control Skills Training
  • Avoiding High Risk
  • Self-Management of Anxiety Symptoms
  • Self-Control of Behavioral Choices
  • Choices Have Consequences
  • Exercise: Map Out a Problem
  • Exercise: Choices Have Consequences
  • Chapter 12. Getting Stronger
  • A Strength-Building Approach
  • Risks of Strength Building
  • Addressing the Problem
  • Containment Procedures
  • Exercise: Safe Place
  • SECTION IV: TRAUMA RESOLUTION
  • Chapter 13. Trauma Resolution Methods
  • Exposure
  • EMDR
  • Other Validated Trauma Resolution Methods
  • Discussion
  • Chapter 14. Preparation for Exposure
  • Target Selection and Memory Breakdown
  • Exercise: Breaking Down the Memory
  • The Container
  • Chapter 15. Conducting an Exposure Session
  • A Chunk at a Time
  • Making a Book to Tell the Trauma Story
  • On the Way to Exposure
  • Exposure Procedure

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
FAM001000
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Abuse / General
FAM003000
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / Adolescence
FAM035000
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Peer Pressure
PSY002000
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Adolescent
SOC025000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work