Helping Children Cope with Disasters and Terrorism / Edition 1 by Annette M. La Greca, Roberts (Eds.), Vernberg, Silverman | | 9781557989147 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Helping Children Cope with Disasters and Terrorism / Edition 1

Helping Children Cope with Disasters and Terrorism / Edition 1

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by Annette M. La Greca, Roberts (Eds.), Vernberg, Silverman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1557989141

ISBN-13: 9781557989147

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Helping Children Cope With Disaster and Terrorism offers psychotherapists and others involved in emergency response the most comprehensive, up-to-date information available on the immediate and lasting effects of trauma on children and adolescents. Until recently, it was assumed that children do not display significant clinical reactions in the aftermath of

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Helping Children Cope With Disaster and Terrorism offers psychotherapists and others involved in emergency response the most comprehensive, up-to-date information available on the immediate and lasting effects of trauma on children and adolescents. Until recently, it was assumed that children do not display significant clinical reactions in the aftermath of disasters or, if they do, the reactions are fleeting and leave no emotional scars. Yet, as volume editors Annette M. La Greca, Wendy K. Silverberg, Eric M. Vernberg, and Michael C. Roberts demonstrate, children and adolescents do have significant reactions that can interfere with their current and future psychological adjustment. Who is most at risk, and what can be done to help? This book reviews the research and intervention literature on a broad range of natural and man-made disasters, from floods and house-fires to acts of terrorism and war. Chapter authors document children's reactions, identifying factors that may predict or, alternatively, buffer against severe trauma responses. Descriptions of preparatory and post-disaster coping materials and interventions developed for use with children are included. In addition to setting the research agenda and paving the way for theory and model building in this evolving field, this volume has a strong practical emphasis, offering strategies for when and how to intervene, based on clinical observation and empirical evidence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557989147
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
446
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.50(d)

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Helping Children Cope with Disasters and Terrorism is an outstanding resource that will benefit anyone working with children in crisis. Barbara Rubel, author, But I Didn't Say Goodbye: For parents and professionals helping child suicide survivors