Patterns of Child Abuse by Michael Karson, Elizabeth Sparks |, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Patterns of Child Abuse: How Dysfunctional Transactions Are Replicated in Individuals, Families, and the Child Welfare System

Patterns of Child Abuse: How Dysfunctional Transactions Are Replicated in Individuals, Families, and the Child Welfare System

5.0 1
by Michael Karson, Elizabeth Sparks
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Interpret the hidden meaning of family roles to help children at risk!

Because dysfunctional patterns are closed systems that serve a secret purpose, they are almost impossible to change from the outside. Patterns of Child Abuse helps you recognize the purpose behind the patterns and offers successful strategies for entering the pattern in order to help

Overview

Interpret the hidden meaning of family roles to help children at risk!

Because dysfunctional patterns are closed systems that serve a secret purpose, they are almost impossible to change from the outside. Patterns of Child Abuse helps you recognize the purpose behind the patterns and offers successful strategies for entering the pattern in order to help family members without joining it and becoming part of the dysfunction.

Patterns of Child Abuse identifies the most common, most problematic patterns and explores their hidden meanings. Case studies and theoretical discussions demonstrate the ways family patterns are replicated in a child's psyche and the ways the grown-up child replicates the familiar family pattern, forcing the world to bend to the story within.

Synthesizing systems theory, behaviorism, and psychoanalysis, Patterns of Child Abuse offers powerful insights as well as practical strategies for dealing with such complex issues as:

  • how to comfort an abused child who cannot bear to be touched
  • why abused children idealize their battering or neglectful parent
  • how borderline personality organization affects individuals and their families
  • handling the sexually powerful teenage girl, the disruptive boy, and the mother of the sexual abuse victim
  • how family patterns operate in therapeutic context
  • why therapists and social workers may encounter conflicts in child welfare cases
  • when and how paradoxical interventions can work
Well-written and insightful, Patterns of Child Abuse conveys a sound theoretical model and a sophisticated approach to the psychology of individuals and families for the child welfare professional.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135187262
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/13/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
268
File size:
1 MB

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >