Cedar House: A Model Child Abuse Treatment Program

Cedar House: A Model Child Abuse Treatment Program

by Bobbi Kendig, Clara Lowry
     
 

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This inspiring book describes the treatment approach, the clientele, and the community networking of Cedar House, a pioneering and successful child abuse treatment program in Long Beach, California. Cedar House: A Model Child Abuse Treatment Program explains Cedar House’s hands-on treatment of families in which children have been abused. Each facet of the…  See more details below

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This inspiring book describes the treatment approach, the clientele, and the community networking of Cedar House, a pioneering and successful child abuse treatment program in Long Beach, California. Cedar House: A Model Child Abuse Treatment Program explains Cedar House’s hands-on treatment of families in which children have been abused. Each facet of the treatment process is explored and explained. The authors offer ideas on how the treatment they used can be adapted to your own treatment setting.

Cedar House: A Model Child Abuse Treatment Program gives practitioners hope, ideas, and support for hands-on work with multiproblem individuals and families, along with some pitfalls to avoid. Those treating clients who attempt to intimidate with bullying behavior or outbursts can gain understanding and more confidence to deal with others’anger. In addition, therapists and administrators will find ideas for the prevention of burnout.

The theme of the book springs from a mind-set of inclusiveness--including clients in every step of the process related to them, enlisting their abilities to help each other as well as themselves, embracing community members in the search for answers, and providing channels for people at all levels to give and to grow. You’ll gain new perspective on treatment efforts as Cedar House: A Model Child Abuse Treatment Program explores:

  • nine premises on which the Cedar House program is based
  • the use of staff volunteers as a team
  • actual client profiles and case studies
  • elements of the treatment approach at Cedar House
  • findings from two student research projects relating to the children of Cedar House
  • Cedar House’s relationship with the community
  • a contemporary evaluation of Cedar House and follow-up comments from former clients regarding their families 15--20 years after treatment
  • findings from a study of the dynamics of rage to better understand the breeding ground of violence and abuse

    Cedar House: A Model Child Abuse Treatment Program dispels stereotypes and stresses the rewards of child abuse treatment and the joy found in sharing the journey as families find their footing and as children grow and develop. In 1979, Cedar House became the model treatment center for Los Angeles County’s Neighborhood Family Centers.

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Describes the treatment approach, clients, and community networking of Cedar House, a pioneering child abuse treatment program begun in the 1970s, and offers ideas on how its methods can be adapted to other treatment settings. The program was designed to include clients in every step of the process and enlist their abilities to help each other as well as themselves. Material incorporates client profiles and case studies, and discusses findings from two student research projects on children of Cedar House. There is also a contemporary evaluation of the program and comments from former clients some 15-20 years after treatment. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781317791140
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/12/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
232
File size:
3 MB

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