Publisher description for Mass trauma and violence : helping families and children cope / edited by Nancy Boyd Webb ; foreword by Victor M. Fornari.


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This book describes a range of effective ways to help children and families cope with major traumatic experiences such as community violence, war, and terrorist attacks. Detailed case examples bring to life the complexities of assessment and intervention with children of different ages and cultural backgrounds, including both survivors of one-time traumatic events and those dealing with ongoing stressors like the military deployment of a parent. Expert contributors provide guidelines for setting up and running school- and clinic-based support groups conducting brief and longer-term interventions with individuals and families and promoting healing with art, music, and play. Grounded in the latest knowledge on stress and coping, bereavement, attachment, and risk and resilience, and including much-needed tips for therapist self-care, this is an essential clinical resource and text.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Post-traumatic stress disorder, Post-traumatic stress disorder in children, Victims of violence Treatment, Victims of terrorism Treatment, Disasters Psychological aspects