Age Group: Infant/Toddler, Preschool, School Age, Adolescent
For Use By: Professionals
Recommended For: Individuals
Publishing Date: 2006
Until recently, there has not been a great deal of overlap in the child welfare and trauma literatures. This text crosses that divide by integrating perspectives from both fields to help practitioners understand and address the special needs of maltreated children and adolescents and their families.
Current knowledge on attachment, trauma, and risk and resilience is clearly explained, including the impact of abuse on the brain. Readers learn how to conduct assessments and implement a range of effective helping strategies with youth in foster care and other settings. Featuring extensive case illustrations, the book gives particular attention to diversity issues and the importance of supporting child and family strengths.