- One of the few titles to provide a critical and comprehensive framework which focuses specifically on post-traumatic syndromes in children and adolescents
- Presents the implications of PTSD in other settings (such as school and family) that are not fully addressed in other works
- International range of contributors, such as David Foy, Julian Ford, Jennifer Freyd, Giovanni Liotti, and Brigitte Lueger-Schuster, bring perspectives from both Europe and North America
- An essential resource for both researchers and practitioners
PART I ASSESSMENT.
Chapter 1 Evaluation and Diagnosis of PTSD in Children and Adolescents (Kathleen Nader).
Chapter 2 Vulnerability and Resilience in Childhood Trauma and PTSD (Scott D. Cicero, Kate Nooner, and Raul Silva).
PART II CONTEXT-SPECIFIC REACTIONS TO TRAUMA.
Chapter 3 The Impact of Lower Magnitude Stressors on Child and Adolescent Development: The Family Context (Don Catherall).
Chapter 4 Stories of Children and Adolescents from Other Cultures: The Trauma of Migration (Dalila Rezzoug, Thierry Baubet, and Marie Rose Moro).
Chapter 5 Post-Traumatic Stress Related to Pediatric Illness and Injury (Elena Camisasca).
PART III NEUROBIOLOGY, MEMORY AND DISSOCIATIVE PROCESSES.
Chapter 6 Neuropsychological Underpinnings of PTSD in Children and Adolescents (Helen Z. MacDonald, Jennifer J. Vasterling, and Ann Rasmusson).
Chapter 7 Why and how People Forget. Why and how People Forget Sexual Abuse. The Role of Traumatic Memories (Kathryn A. Becker-Blease, Anne P. DePrince, and Jennifer J. Freyd).
Chapter 8 Dissociation in Traumatized Children and Adolescents (Eli Somer).
PART IV FORENSIC ASPECTS.
Chapter 9 The Role of PTSD in Understanding Child Allegations of Sexual Abuse (Paola Di Blasio, Sarah Miragoli, and Rossella Procaccia).
Chapter 10 Exposure to Violence, Post-Traumatic Symptomatology, and Criminal Behaviors (David W. Foy, James Furrow, and Shauna McManus).
Chapter 11 Post-Traumatic Stress in Antisocial Youth: A Multifaceted Reality (Vittoria Ardino).
PART V PSYCHOSOCIAL INTERVENTIONS .
Chapter 12 Schools as a Context of Trauma Prevention (Barbara Oehlberg).
Chapter 13 A City-Wide School-Based Model for Addressing the Needs of Children Exposed to Terrorism and War (Ruth Pat-Horenczyk, Danny Brom, Naomi Baum, Rami Benbenishty, Miriam Schiff, and Ron Avi Astor).
Chapter 14 Helping Children after Mass Disaster: Using a Comprehensive Trauma Center and School Support (Brigitte Lueger-Schuster).
PART VI THERAPEUTIC MODELS.
Chapter 15 Use of Somatic Experiencing Principles as a PTSD Prevention Tool for Children and Teens during the Acute Stress Phase Following an Overwhelming Event (Peter Levine and Maggie Kline).
Chapter 16 EMDR and the Challenge of Treating Childhood Trauma: A Theoretical and Clinical Discussion with Case Examples (Barbara Wizansky).
Chapter 17 Recent Advances in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Traumatized Children and Teenagers (Dirk Flower and Stefania Grbcic).
Chapter 18 A Constructivist Perspective on Post-Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents (Kenneth W. Sewell and Keith R. Cruise).
Chapter 19 Trauma Systems Therapy: Intervening in the Interaction between the Social Environment and a Child’s Emotional Regulation (B. Heidi Ellis, Glenn N. Saxe, and Jennifer Twiss).
Chapter 20 PTSD in the Context of Childhood Endangerment: Implications for Assessment and Treatment (Patricia McKinsey Crittenden and Daniele Poggioli).
Chapter 21 Compassion Fatigue, Vulnerability, and Resilience in Practitioners Working with Traumatized Children (Charles R. Figley, Cheri Lovre, and Kathleen Regan Figley).
Chapter 22 Future Directions in Conceptualizing Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Syndromes in Childhood and Adolescence: Toward a Developmental Trauma Disorder Diagnosis (Julian D. Ford).
Afterword (Giovanni Liotti).