Early Intervention With High-Risk Children: Freeing Prisoners of Circumstance / Edition 1

Early Intervention With High-Risk Children: Freeing Prisoners of Circumstance / Edition 1

by Arthur Zelman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0765700085

ISBN-13: 9780765700087

Pub. Date: 12/01/1996

Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.

Many children live in circumstances that threaten their emotional and physical development. What they face - abuse, abandonment, neglect, domestic violence, homelessness, and parental mental illness - is painful in the extreme. This book describes innovative intervention techniques and modalities proven effective with thousands of these children over the last three…  See more details below

Overview

Many children live in circumstances that threaten their emotional and physical development. What they face - abuse, abandonment, neglect, domestic violence, homelessness, and parental mental illness - is painful in the extreme. This book describes innovative intervention techniques and modalities proven effective with thousands of these children over the last three decades. To demonstrate the treatment methods, pride of place is given to the children's (and parents') own voices and perceptions as well as to the therapeutic process itself. These interactions afford the reader an opportunity to appreciate both the depth of the children's dilemmas and the difficulties inherent in resolving them. There is the story of Sam, for example, a foster child whose mother repeatedly breaks her promises to take him back. Sam must be helped to rely on his mother less in order to love himself more. What is described works. The treatment provides relief to the children in the here and now; follow-up data, including positive effects on IQ, family stability, and psychological functioning of individual children, show the positive results of treatment in their futures, as well.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765700087
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/1996
Pages:
353
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface - The Center for Preventive Psychiatry: Evolution of an Early Intervention Clinic
Acknowledgments
Contributors
1Introduction - Prevention, the Medical Model, and Early Intervention1
2Cornerstone: A Therapeutic Nursery for Severely Disadvantaged Children23
3Cornerstone, Steppingstone, Superstone: A Three-Phase, Long-Term Intensive Intervention for Extremely Stressed, Emotionally Disturbed Children65
4Early Intervention for ADD85
5Use of a Personal Life History Book in the Treatment of Foster Children - An Attempt to Enhance Stability of Foster Care Placements105
6Treatment of Foster Children: Working through Loss to Facilitate Attachment125
7The Treatment of Homeless Children and Families: Integrating Mental Health Services into a Head Start Model151
8The Use of Parentally Bereaved Adolescents as Therapeutic Assistants in Groups for Parentally Bereaved Children173
9Strengthening Attachment in Anticipation of Loss: Treatment of a Parentally Bereaved (due to AIDS) 5-Year-Old Girl189
10Successful Treatment of an 8-Year-Old School-Phobic Girl Using Tripartite Psychotherapy207
11The P.A.C.T. Therapeutic Unit: Treating Mentally Ill Parents and Their Children Together in a Therapeutic Nursery227
12Sustaining Psychotherapy: A Long-Term Modality for Chronically Stressed Children263
13Use of a Questionnaire to Compare Daycare Staff and Mental Health Staff Attitudes: An Aid to Mental Health Consultation to Daycare281
14Comprehensive Mental Health Consultation to a Shelter for Battered Women: Preventive Implications293
15Group Intervention with Parents and Children Sexually Abused in an Unlicensed Daycare Center307
16IQ Changes in Young Children Following Intensive Long-Term Psychotherapy321
17Children's IQ Changes and Long-Term Psychotherapy: A Follow-up Study335
Epilogue345
Index347

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