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The Resource Handbook for the Treatment of Abused and Neglected Children

Handbook for the Treatment of Abused and Neglected Children

Handbook for the Treatment of Abused and Neglected Children
Handbook for the Treatment of Abused and Neglected Children
  • Practical solutions for difficult clinical situations! With many chapters written by some of the field's best known contributors, this handbook was developed for the practitioner who wants practical and effective guidance for helping abused children. Each major area of clinical practice is discussed by experienced professionals, providing you with new insights and ideas regarding: medical findings; clinical assessment; individual, group, and family therapy; testifying in court; the role of medication in treatment, and much more. To make the application from the written page to your practice even more compelling, every clinical chapter is followed by a patient vignette that demonstrates how the principles just described can be successfully applied in the working world of therapists. Whether abused children number only a few or many on your caseload, this is a handbook to which you will often refer over the years. The Handbook for the Treatment of Abused and Neglected Children pulls together a wide range of practical information for therapists on how to effectively work with abused and neglected children. Unlike other volumes on the subject, this book puts the information in context, with a 'big picture' overview of how the therapist fits into the larger system into which the child has been swept up{u0097}Child Protective Services, legal proceedings, medical issues, disputes regarding custody, etc. Inside, you'll find effective strategies for: conducting individual therapy with abused children{u0097}how to begin therapy, identify distortions, effectively challenge ingrained patterns of behavior, and constructively bring therapy to a close navigating the maze of Child Protective Services{u0097}knowing what resources are available, what obstacles are likely to arise, and how to work with social workers understanding the medical findings of maltreated children{u0097}how
  • information from a child's physician can provide critical insights into the child's experience, and often into children's expectations of future relationships testifying in court as a therapist{u0097}how the court works and how to prepare to give effective testimony facilitating parent interventions{u0097}how to help mothers and fathers develop relationships with their children to the fullest and nurture each child's potential as his or her personality developsThe Handbook for the Treatment of Abused and Neglected Children will prove valuable for students and educators as well as novice and experienced therapists. Whether you see children only occasionally or focus your practice on maltreated children, this one-of-a-kind resource deserves a place in your professional collection
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  • Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- About the Editor -- Contributors -- Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Part I: Considerations in Working with Maltreated Children -- Chapter 1. The Effects of Abuse on Children's Development: An Attachment Perspective -- Attachment Theory -- Patterns of Attachment Strategies -- Developmental Trajectories: Risk and Protective Factors Across Developmental Stages -- Conclusion -- Chapter 2. The Child Welfare System: A Map for the Bold Traveler -- Introduction -- Reasons for removal -- Child Welfare Services Components and Functions -- Juvenile Dependency Proceedings -- Out-of-Home Care -- The Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 -- Summary -- Chapter 3. Medical Diagnosis of Child Abuse and Neglect -- Introduction -- Physical Abuse -- Sexual Abuse -- Neglect -- Summary -- Part II: The Psychological Assessment of Children for Therapy -- Chapter 4. Speaking with Children: Advice from Investigative Interviewers -- The Therapist's Dilemma -- The Problem with Interviewing Children About Abuse -- Question Types -- Interview Instructions -- Difficult Concepts: Number and Time -- Conclusion -- Chapter 5. Psychological Evaluations and the Child Welfare System -- Purpose -- Qualifications -- Rights, Responsibilities, and Guidelines -- Focus of the Evaluation -- Assessment -- Clinical Observations -- Clinical Interviews -- Case Conceptualization and Recommendations -- Appendix: Psychological Tests and Measures -- Part III: Therapy for Abused and Neglected Children -- Chapter 6. Foundations of Clinical Work with Children: The Therapeutic Relationship -- Introduction -- Trust -- Affection -- Control -- Understanding -- Interest -- Hope -- Summary -- Chapter 7. Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions with Neglectful Parents
  • Neglect: A Disorder of Parenting with Many Possible Elements -- Impact of Neglect on Children's Development -- Models of Neglect: A Conceptual Rationale for a Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention -- Assessment -- Treatment -- Case Example -- Conclusion -- Chapter 8. Individual Therapy and the Abused Child -- Introduction -- Every Child Has a Story -- Finding the Story -- The Stages of Counseling -- Case Study -- Chapter 9. Group Therapy with Children Who Have Experienced Maltreatment -- Treatment of What? The Importance of Assessment -- Types of Groups and Goals of Group -- Additional Group Treatment Topics for Children Affected by Child Maltreatment -- General Recommendations for Group Therapy -- Characteristics and Qualifications of the Group Therapists -- Developmental Considerations -- Parental Involvement in Treatment -- Problems and Challenges -- Case Example -- Conclusion -- Chapter 10. Child Maltreatment and Family Therapy -- A Brief History of Social Systems Theory -- Overview of Systems Theory -- Three Approaches to Family Therapy -- Family-Focused Treatment -- Brief Case Example -- The Effects of Separating the Child from the Family -- Interactional Family Therapy and Families at Risk -- Case Example -- Conclusion -- Chapter 11. Parent Interventions with Physically Abused Children -- Characteristics of Maltreating Families -- Parent Training to Treat Physically Abusive Parents -- Parent-Child Interaction Therapy -- Vignette -- Future Directions -- Chapter 12. Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions with Nonoffending Parents of Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused -- Implementing Interventions -- Case Vignette -- Challenges in Applying Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Nonoffending Parents -- Part IV: Other Considerations when Working with Maltreated Children
  • Chapter 13. The Consideration of Cultural Factors in the Context of Child Maltreatment -- Introduction -- Demographics -- Historical Context -- Problems in Studying Culture -- Problems with Defining Child Maltreatment in the Context of Culture -- Cultural Considerations -- Obligation to Report versus Responsibility to Respond -- Decision-Making Model for Responding to Physical Abuse -- Clinical Recommendations -- Conclusion -- Chapter 14. Legal Issues for Mental Health Professionals Treating Victims of Child Sexual Abuse -- Informed Consent -- Forensic Implications of Children's Statements During Therapy -- Confidentiality and Privilege -- Obligation to Report Suspected Abuse and Neglect -- Documentation -- Responding to Subpoenas -- Expert Testimony in Child Abuse Litigation -- Avoiding Dual Roles -- Conclusion -- Chapter 15. Expert Mental Health Testimony in Child Abuse Cases -- Qualification As an Expert -- Choosing to Testify -- Therapist or Evaluator: Professional Role Boundaries -- Subpoenas and Preparation for Court -- Content of Testimony -- Compensation -- File Contents -- Appearing for Court or Deposition -- Common Cross-Examination Practices -- Conclusion -- Chapter 16. Medication Considerations with Maltreated Children -- Introduction -- Traumatic Stress Disorders -- The Psychobiology of Maltreatment Trauma -- Medications for the Treatment of Symptoms of Traumatic Stress Disorders -- Identification of Nontraumatic Stress Disorders Commonly Seen in Traumatized Children and Adolescents -- Pharmacotherapy: Psychoeducation, Types of Medications, and Their Side Effects -- When Medications Do Not Work -- Summary -- Index
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