Understanding and Treating the Aggression of Children: Fawns in Gorilla Suits

Understanding and Treating the Aggression of Children: Fawns in Gorilla Suits

by David A. Crenshaw, John B. Mordock, John Mordock
     
 

ISBN-10: 0765700344

ISBN-13: 9780765700346

Pub. Date: 06/15/2005

Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.

Understanding and Treating the Aggression of Children: Fawns in Gorilla Suits provides a thorough review of the theoretical and research basis of the techniques and interventions in the treatment of aggressive and sometimes violent children. This is not a dry and sterile academic review but rather one that comes from work directly in the therapy room with

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Understanding and Treating the Aggression of Children: Fawns in Gorilla Suits provides a thorough review of the theoretical and research basis of the techniques and interventions in the treatment of aggressive and sometimes violent children. This is not a dry and sterile academic review but rather one that comes from work directly in the therapy room with thousands of hurting and in many cases traumatized children. One cannot read this book without being deeply moved and touched by the pain of these children and yet also be buoyed by their courage and willingness to persevere against formidable barriers. The metaphor of the fawn in a gorilla suit is introduced, followed by chapters covering developmental failures and invisible wounds, profound and unacknowledged losses, the implication of new findings from neuroscience, psychodynamics of aggressive children, risk factors when treating the traumatized child, special considerations when treating children in foster care, strengthening relationships with parents and helping them be more effective, enhancing relationships with direct care and instructional staff, developing mature defenses, and coping skills, creating a therapeutic milieu for traumatized children, and fostering hope and resilience.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765700346
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
06/15/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Fawns in Gorilla Suits Chapter 2 Developmental Failures and Invisible Wounds Chapter 3 Profound and Unacknowledged Losses Chapter 4 New Findings from Neuroscience: Implications for Treatment Chapter 5 The Psychodynamics of Gorilla Suit Wearers Chapter 6 Risk Factors When Treating the Traumatized Child Chapter 7 Some Special Considerations When Treating Children in Foster Care Chapter 8 Strengthening Relationships With Parents: Identifying the Parent's Struggles Chapter 9 Strengthening Relationships with Parents: Helping Parents to be More Effective Chapter 10 Strengthening Relationships with Direct Care and Instructional Staff Chapter 11 Developing Mature Defenses and Calming Skills Chapter 12 Creating a Therapeutic Milieu For Traumatized Children Chapter 13 Fostering Hope and Resilience Chapter 14 Past and Present Prevention and Intervention Services and Some Suggested Modifications

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