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ERIC Number: ED491348
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 344
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5938-5315-7
Collaborative Treatment of Traumatized Children and Teens: The Trauma Systems Therapy Approach
Saxe, Glenn, N.; Ellis, B. Heidi; Kaplow, Julie B.
Guilford Publications
For too many traumatized children and their families, chronic stressors such as poverty, substance abuse, and family or community violence--coupled with an overburdened care system--pose seemingly insurmountable barriers to treatment. This empowering book provides a user-friendly blueprint for making the most of limited resources to help those considered the "toughest cases." Evidence-based strategies are presented for effectively integrating individualized treatment with services at the home, school, and community levels. Written in an accessible, modular format with reproducible forms and step-by-step guidelines for assessment and intervention, the approach is grounded in the latest knowledge about child traumatic stress. It has been recognized as a treatment of choice by state mental health agencies nationwide. This book starts with an Introduction, Trauma Systems Therapy for Child Traumatic Stress, and is divided into three parts. Part I, Foundations, contains the first four chapters: (1) Survival Circuits: The Neurodevelopmental Foundations of TST; (2) The Regulation of Emotional States: How Child Traumatic Stress Is a Disorder of the Regulation of Emotional States; (3) The Social Environment and System of Care: Traumatic Stress Responses Are Embedded in a Social Context; and (4) Signals of Care: The Importance of Caring Relationships for Traumatized Children. Part II, Getting Started, presents the second four chapters: (5) Ten Treatment Principles: The Principles That Guide TST; (6) Assessment: How to Assess Child Traumatic Stress; (7) Treatment Planning: How to Plan for Child Traumatic Stress Interventions; and (8) The Treatment Team: How to Build a Multidisciplinary Treatment Team (and Keep It Going!). Part III, Doing Trauma Systems Therapy, contains the final chapters: (9) Ready--Set--Go: How to Engage a Family in TST; (10) Stabilization on Site: Community-Based Care to Help Kids Stay in Their Homes and Schools; (11) Systems Advocacy: Integrating Advocacy into Critical Treatment; (12) Psychopharmacology: How Psychopharmacology Is Integrated within TST; (13) Emotion Regulation Skills: How to Help Children Regulate Emotional States; (14) Cognitive Processing Skills: How to Help Children Think and Talk about Their Traumatic Experiences; (15) Meaning-Making Skills: How to Help Children Make Meaning Out of Their Traumatic Experiences and Move On with Their Lives; and (16) Conclusions: Leaving a Better System. Appended are: (1) Emotional Regulation Guide; (2) Systems Advocacy Screener; (3) Cognitive Coping Log; and (4) Goal-Setting Guide. [This book was published by Guilford Publications.]
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