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Treating Trauma and Traumatic Grief in Children and by Judith A. Cohen MD, Anthony P. Mannarino PhD, Esther

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By Judith A. Cohen MD, Anthony P. Mannarino PhD, Esther Deblinger PhD

This is among the first books to offer a scientific therapy method, grounded in cognitive-behavioral remedy, for traumatized youngsters and their households. supplied is a complete framework for assessing posttraumatic rigidity disease, melancholy, nervousness, and different signs; constructing a versatile, individualized therapy plan; and dealing collaboratively with young ones and oldsters to construct center abilities in such components as have an effect on law and protection. particular suggestions is obtainable for responding to kinds of worrying occasions, with a complete part dedicated to grief-focused parts. additionally addressed are how you can tailor remedy to kid's various developmental degrees and cultural backgrounds. The authors' process has been nationally well-known as an exemplary evidence-based application. (20100101)

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This information may be particularly useful when initiating the trauma-focused work. , 1998) cited above. , 1996; Symptom Checklist–90 [SCL-90]; Derogatis, Lipman, & Covi, 1973). As indicated above with regard to the children, it is also critical to screen for the presence of serious psychiatric conditions in the parent(s). , physically abusive) that put children at risk. , child protection) when required by state law. , 1996). In addition, with the consent of the legal guardian, the child may benefit from the participation of another supportive adult such as a grandparent, stepparent, aunt, foster parent, etc.

1996). In addition, with the consent of the legal guardian, the child may benefit from the participation of another supportive adult such as a grandparent, stepparent, aunt, foster parent, etc. ASSESSMENT OF CHILDHOOD TRAUMATIC GRIEF In the clinical assessment of CTG, it is important to obtain information directly from the child as well as from the parents or other primary caretaker. Several protocols for evaluating grieving children (Webb, 2002; Fox, 1985) provide guidance for obtaining information about the nature 28 TRAUMA-FOCUSED COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY of the death, mourning rituals, etc.

For example, in a sexual abuse case, the perpetrator gave the child money and gifts after abusive episodes. This child was afraid to share this information with his mother for fear she would blame him for the abuse or accuse him of colluding with the abuser. The therapist told the child that she did not believe his mother would feel this way if the mother understood the situation, and asked the child if she could explore this with the mother. This child was apprehensive about the mother finding out, but he was also relieved that the therapist did not think the mother would blame him, and that the therapist would talk to the mother about it instead of the child having to do so himself.

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