Handbook for the Treatment of Abused and Neglected Children

Handbook for the Treatment of Abused and Neglected Children

by P. Forrest Talley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0789026783

ISBN-13: 9780789026781

Pub. Date: 10/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Practical solutions for difficult clinical situations!

With many chapters written by some of the field's best known contributors, this handbook was developed for the practitioner who wants practical and effective guidance for helping abused children. Each major area of clinical practice is discussed by experienced professionals, providing you with new insights

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Overview

Practical solutions for difficult clinical situations!

With many chapters written by some of the field's best known contributors, this handbook was developed for the practitioner who wants practical and effective guidance for helping abused children. Each major area of clinical practice is discussed by experienced professionals, providing you with new insights and ideas regarding: medical findings; clinical assessment; individual, group, and family therapy; testifying in court; the role of medication in treatment, and much more. To make the application from the written page to your practice even more compelling, every clinical chapter is followed by a patient vignette that demonstrates how the principles just described can be successfully applied in the working world of therapists. Whether abused children number only a few or many on your caseload, this is a handbook to which you will often refer over the years.

The Handbook for the Treatment of Abused and Neglected Children pulls together a wide range of practical information for therapists on how to effectively work with abused and neglected children. Unlike other volumes on the subject, this book puts the information in context, with a ’big picture’ overview of how the therapist fits into the larger system into which the child has been swept up—Child Protective Services, legal proceedings, medical issues, disputes regarding custody, etc.

Inside, you’ll find effective strategies for:

  • conducting individual therapy with abused children—how to begin therapy, identify distortions, effectively challenge ingrained patterns of behavior, and constructively bring therapy to a close
  • navigating the maze of Child Protective Services—knowing what resources are available, what obstacles are likely to arise, and how to work with social workers
  • understanding the medical findings of maltreated children—how information from a child’s physician can provide critical insights into the child’s experience, and often into children’s expectations of future relationships
  • testifying in court as a therapist—how the court works and how to prepare to give effective testimony
  • facilitating parent interventions—how to help mothers and fathers develop relationships with their children to the fullest and nurture each child’s potential as his or her personality develops
The Handbook for the Treatment of Abused and Neglected Children will prove valuable for students and educators as well as novice and experienced therapists. Whether you see children only occasionally or focus your practice on maltreated children, this one-of-a-kind resource deserves a place in your professional collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789026781
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Series:
Haworth Social Work Practice with Children and Families Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
522
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

About the Editor

Contributors

Foreword (Beverly James)

Preface

Acknowledgments

PART I: CONSIDERATIONS IN WORKING WITH MALTREATED CHILDREN

Chapter 1. The Effects of Abuse on Children's Development: An Attachment Perspective (Catherine L. Anderson and Pamela C. Alexander)

Attachment Theory

Patterns of Attachment Strategies

Developmental Trajectories: Risk and Protective Factors Across Developmental Stages

Conclusion

Chapter 2. The Child Welfare System: A Map for the Bold Traveler (Michele Ornelas Knight, Judianne Chew, and Elizabeth Gonzalez)

Introduction

Reasons for Removal

Child Welfare Services Components and Functions

Juvenile Dependency Proceedings

Out-of-Home Care

The Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997

Summary

Chapter 3. Medical Diagnosis of Child Abuse and Neglect (Angela J. Rosas)

Introduction

Physical Abuse

Sexual Abuse

Neglect

Summary

PART II: THE PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF CHILDREN FOR THERAPY

Chapter 4. Speaking with Children: Advice from Investigative Interviewers (Thomas D. Lyon)

The Therapist's Dilemma

The Problem with Interviewing Children About Abuse

Question Types

Interview Instructions

Difficult Concepts: Number and Time

Conclusion

Chapter 5. Psychological Evaluations and the Child Welfare System (Anthony J. Urquiza and Dawn M. Blacker)

Purpose

Qualifications

Rights, Responsibilities, and Guidelines

Focus of the Evaluation

Assessment

Clinical Observations

Clinical Interviews

Case Conceptualization and Recommendations

Appendix. Psychological Tests and Measures

PART III: THERAPY FOR ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN

Chapter 6. Foundations of Clinical Workwith Children: The Therapeutic Relationship (P. Forrest Talley and Michele Ornelas Knight)

Introduction

Trust

Affection

Control

Understanding

Interest

Hope

Summary

Chapter 7. Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions with Neglectful Parents (Sandra T. Azar and Linda R. Cote)

Neglect: A Disorder of Parenting with Many Possible Elements

Impact of Neglect on Children's Development

Models of Neglect: A Conceptual Rationale for a Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention

Assessment

Treatment

Case Example

Conclusion

Chapter 8. Individual Therapy and the Abused Child (P. Forrest Talley)

Introduction

Every Child Has a Story

Finding the Story

The Stages of Counseling

Case Study

Chapter 9. Group Therapy with Children Who Have Experienced Maltreatment (Jane F. Silovsky)

Treatment of What? The Importance of Assessment

Types of Groups and Goals of Group

Additional Group Treatment Topics for Children Affected by Child Maltreatment

General Recommendations for Group Therapy

Characteristics and Qualifications of the Group Therapists

Developmental Considerations

Parental Involvement in Treatment

Problems and Challenges

Case Example

Conclusion

Chapter 10. Child Maltreatment and Family Therapy (John T. Pardeck)

A Brief History of Social Systems Theory

Overview of Systems Theory

Three Approaches to Family Therapy

Family-Focused Treatment

Brief Case Example

The Effects of Separating the Child from the Family

Interactional Family Therapy and Families at Risk

Case Example

Conclusion

Chapter 11. Parent Interventions with Physically Abused Children (Holly A. Filcheck, Cheryl B. McNeil, and Amy D. Herschell)

Characteristics of Maltreating Families

Parent Training to Treat Physically Abusive Parents

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Vignette

Future Directions

Chapter 12. Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions with Nonoffending Parents of Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused (Lori B. Stauffer and Esther Deblinger)

Implementing Interventions

Case Vignette

Challenges in Applying Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Nonoffending Parents

PART IV: OTHER CONSIDERATIONS WHEN WORKING WITH MALTREATED CHILDREN

Chapter 13. The Consideration of Cultural Factors in the Context of Child Maltreatment (Joaquin Borrego Jr. and Sherri Y. Terao)

Introduction

Demographics

Historical Context

Problems in Studying Culture

Problems with Defining Child Maltreatment in the Context of Culture

Cultural Considerations

Obligation to Report versus Responsibility to Respond

Decision-Making Model for Responding to Physical Abuse

Clinical Recommendations

Conclusion

Chapter 14. Legal Issues for Mental Health Professionals Treating Victims of Child Sexual Abuse (John E. B. Myers)

Informed Consent

Forensic Implications of Children's Statements During Therapy

Confidentiality and Privilege

Obligation to Report Suspected Abuse and Neglect

Documentation

Responding to Subpoenas

Expert Testimony in Child Abuse Litigation

Avoiding Dual Roles

Conclusion

Chapter 15. Expert Mental Health Testimony in Child Abuse Cases (Steven N. Sparta)

Qualification As an Expert

Choosing to Testify

Therapist or Evaluator: Professional Role Boundaries

Subpoenas and Preparation for Court

Content of Testimony

Compensation

File Contents

Appearing for Court or Deposition

Common Cross-Examination Practices

Conclusion

Chapter 16. Medication Considerations with Maltreated Children (Michael De Bellis)

Introduction

Traumatic Stress Disorders

The Psychobiology of Maltreatment Trauma

Medications for the Treatment of Symptoms of Traumatic Stress Disorders

Identification of Nontraumatic Stress Disorders Commonly Seen in Traumatized Children and Adolescents

Pharmacotherapy: Psychoeducation, Types of Medications, and Their Side Effects

When Medications Do Not Work

Summary

Index

Reference Notes Included

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