A Safe Place to Grow: A Group Treatment Manual for Children in Conflicted, Violent, and Separating Homes

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A child immersed in a conflicted family life may be forced to cope with a multitude of trauma, including violence, abuse, and insecurity. In A Safe Place to Grow: A Group Treatment Manual for Children in Conflicted, Violent, and Separating Homes, highly respected experts provide mental health professionals with a step-by-step guide to group treatment for children scamed by family environments of conflict and abuse. Separate sections focus on two different age groups, adjusting the treatment to be appropriate for big or little kids while presenting a comfortable multi-ethnic, multi-cultural model. This easy-to-understand manual is a developmentally appropriate treatment curriculum for traumatized school-aged children, and includes illustrations, appendixes of supplementary information, and a comprehensive bibliography.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789027696
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Little kids' (LK) manual
LK Sess. 1 Saying hello and making me feel safe in group 29
LK Sess. 2 How I am feeling : same and different 34
LK Sess. 3 Feeling words and faces : who I am 39
LK Sess. 4 Exploring levels of feeling 44
LK Sess. 5 Managing my good and bad feelings at one time 51
LK Sess. 6 Feeling and being me : separate and together 56
LK Sess. 7 It's okay to be different 60
LK Sess. 8 Going back and forth : managing transitions and change 65
LK Sess. 9 Managing when parents fight 70
LK Sess. 10 Safety planning and ways of coping 74
LK Sess. 11 Masking feelings : my inside and outside self 78
LK Sess. 12 Remembering and saying good-bye 85
LK session tips and guidelines 90
Pt. II Big kids' (BK) manual
BK Sess. 1 Saying hello and making a safe place to work together 101
BK Sess. 2 Exploring levels of feelings, actions, and points of view 110
BK Sess. 3 Making a safe inside place and learning the rules of role-play 119
BK Sess. 4 Exploring a safe inside place and back to reality 128
BK Sess. 5 Defining wishes for yourself and rules that work for your family and relationships 134
BK Sess. 6 Exploring the mirror : who you are and how you show your feelings 142
BK Sess. 7 Exploring your inside self and your outside self 147
BK Sess. 8 Making a family sculpture : who we are and who we could be 156
BK Sess. 9 Becoming the experts on living with change, loss, and conflict 166
BK Sess. 10 Telling your story so far, thinking about who you want to be in the future, and saying good-bye 174
Pt. III Appendixes
App. A Troubleshooting for both LK and BK groups 189
App. B Psychoeducational groups for parents 197
App. C An evaluation study of the group model 201
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