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Child Welfare League of America (NJ3)

This practical handbook for anyone who works with traumatized children--teachers, parents, as well as professionals--provides needed information to understand and guide a child suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through to recovery. It describes the physical and emotional effects of trauma, shows how to recognize maladaptive reactions, and offers specific strategies for treating its effects. Readers will especially appreciate its in-depth discussion of PTSD in abused and neglected children. Simply written and practical in orientation, "Working with Traumatized Children" offers an effective, step-by-step process for helping to heal the child traumatized by neglect and abuse. Contents include: (1) Trauma and Its Impact on Society; (2) Defining Trauma, Acute Stress, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; (3) More about Trauma's Impact on the Brain and Body; (4) Understanding How Children Heal from Trauma; (5) Understanding and Utilizing Trauma Interventions; (6) Using Metaphorical Storytelling to Help Heal Traumatized Children; and (7) Helping Children Become Resilient; (8) When Formerly Traumatized Adults Work with Traumatized Children. [For the first edition (1996) of this book, see ED409503.]

Descriptors: Child Neglect, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Child Abuse, Guides, Children, Stress Management, Coping, Counseling Techniques, Social Problems, Stress Variables, Brain, Human Body, Intervention, Story Telling, Figurative Language, Personality Traits

Child Welfare League of America. P.O. Box 932831, Atlanta, GA 31193-2831. Tel: 800-407-6273; Tel: 770-280-4164; e-mail: order[at]; Web site:

Author: Brohl, Kathryn



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