Raising Our Children to Be Resilient: A Guide to Helping Children Cope with Trauma in Today's World / Edition 1

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In this timely and much-needed book, Linda Goldman addresses the many frightening events that impact our children by providing the reader with a seamless mixture of theory and practice garnered from her extensive experience in the field. Raising Our Children to Be Resilient includes trauma resolution techniques and case studies, discussions of the respective roles played by parents, teachers and the larger community as well as additional resources for those in a position to help children who have been traumatized. The goal of Raising Our Children to Be Resilient is exactly what its title promises: to help children through their pain and confusion and guide them into a flexible and compassionate adulthood.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415949064
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Goldman, MS, LCPC, Certified Grief Therapist and Grief Educator is certified by the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) as a grief therapist and educator, and has worked as a teacher and counselor in the Baltimore County school system for almost twenty years. Currently in private practice working with children, adolescents, women with potential loss, and grieving adults, Mrs. Goldman also finds time to teach on the faculty of the Graduate Program of Counseling at Johns Hopkins University and at the University of Maryland School of Social Work / Advanced Certification Program for Children and Adolescents. She has worked as a consultant for the National Head Start Program and National Geographic, and has served on the board of ADEC, and currently sits on the advisory board of SPEAK, Suicide Prevention Education Awareness for Kids. She has appeared on the Diane Rehms show to discuss children and grief, and been named by Washington Magazine as one of the top therapists in the MD, VA, DC area in 1998 and again in 2001, and is the recipient of the ADEC Clinical Practice Award for 2003.

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Table of Contents

Foreword. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part I: Grief and Trauma: The Impact on Our Children. Living In a Complex World. Traumatic Events in a Complex World. Talking to Children about Complex Events. Bullying and Victimization: A Deadly Disease and Invisible Killer. School Violence - No Place to Feel Safe. Part II: Working With Kids and Trauma: Home, School, Community. Trauma Resolution Techniques: Helping Children Succeed. School Systems Respond to Crisis: Children and War. Part III: Coming Together to Create Change. Chapter 7: Parenting through a Crisis/ Preparing for the Future. Chapter 8: Educators at Work: Meeting the Challenge of Traumatic Events. Chapter 9: Community Action: From Fear to Freedom. Creating Resilient Children. Part IV: Resources and Information: Growing Strong Spirits. National Resources That Help.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2005

    An exceptional resource

    This important book speaks to all who have a stake in the emotional well-being of our children. It combines practical information with intelligent thinking, providing effective techniques and abundant resources for those working with and living with children. A must for parents, teachers and mental health professionals committed to empowering our children to be resilient in these complex times.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2005


    This is the best book I have seen on the subject of children, trauma, and resiliency. It is outstanding.

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