Recent years have seen significant advances in knowledge about the effects of exposure to psychological trauma on young children from birth to age 5. This volume brings together leading experts to address practical considerations in working with traumatized young children and their caregivers. State-of-the-art assessment and treatment approaches are presented, together with innovative service delivery models. With a focus on building cross-disciplinary collaboration to better serve this vulnerable population, this is an indispensable resource for all mental health and human service professionals working with children at risk. In a new preface to the paperback edition, editor Joy D. Osofsky reflects on critical lessons learned in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
- Review cultural issues related to young children and trauma.
- Identify two forms of Assessments used in treating young children exposed to traumatic events.
- Discuss how to work with young traumatized children within the child welfare and legal systems.
Table of Contents
Background and Perspectives: Providing the Foundations for Understanding
- Introduction: Different Ways of Understanding Young Children and Trauma
- Rainbows of Tears, Souls Full of Hope: Cultural Issues Related to Young Children and Trauma, Marva L. Lewis and Chandra Ghosh Ippen
- Trauma and Attachment: The Case for Disrupted Attachment Disorder, Sarah Hinshaw-Fuselier, Sherryl Scott Heller, Victoria T. Parton, Lara Robinson, and Neil W. Boris
- "Hidden Trauma" in Infancy: Attachment, Fearful Arousal, and Early Dysfunction of the Stress Response System, Michelle R. Schuder and Karlen Lyons-Ruth
Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment
- Introduction: What Are We Assessing for, and Why?
- Assessment and Treatment of Young Children Exposed to Traumatic Events, Alicia F. Lieberman and Patricia Van Horn
- Diagnostic and Treatment Issues in Cases of Childhood Trauma, Stacy A. Klapper, Nancy S. Plummer, and Robert J. Harmon
- Relationship Assessment for Young Traumatized Children, Julie A. Larrieu and Shana M. Bellow
- Identification, Assessment, and Intervention for Young Traumatized Children within a Pediatric Setting, Betsy McAlister Groves and Marilyn Augustyn
- Traumatized Young Children: Assessment and Treatment Processes, Theodore J. Gaensbauer
How to Reach Seriously Traumatized Children Earlier
- Introduction: Collaborations for Young Traumatized Children with Juvenile Courts, Law Enforcement, and Child Welfare
- Healing the Child in Juvenile Court, Joy D. Osofsky and Cindy Lederman
- Partnerships for Young Children in Court: How Judges Shape Collaborations Serving Traumatized Children, Patricia Van Horn and Donna J. Hitchens
- Working with Traumatized Infants and Toddlers in the Child Welfare System, Anna T. Smyke, Valerie Wajda-Johnston, and Charles H. Zeanah, Jr.
- How Law Enforcement and Mental Health Professionals Can Partner to Help Traumatized Children, Joy D. Osofsky, Jill Hayes Hammer, Nancy Freeman, and J. Michael Rovaris
Directions for the Future
- How Research Informs Clinical Work with Traumatized Young Children, Michelle Bosquet
- Perspectives on Work with Traumatized Young Children: How to Deal with the Feelings Emerging from Trauma Work, Joy D. Osofsky
About the Editor
Joy D. Osofsky, Ph.D. is a psychologist and psychoanalyst and Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.
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