Mass Trauma and Violence: Helping Families and Children Cope (Clinical Practice with Children, Adolescents, and Families) (Hardcover)

Mass Trauma and Violence: Helping Families and Children Cope (Clinical Practice with Children, Adolescents, and Families) By Nancy Boyd Webb, DSW, LICSW, RPT-S (Editor) Cover Image

Mass Trauma and Violence: Helping Families and Children Cope (Clinical Practice with Children, Adolescents, and Families) (Hardcover)

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This book describes a range of effective ways to help children and families cope with major traumatic experiences such as community violence, war, and terrorist attacks. Detailed case examples bring to life the complexities of assessment and intervention with children of different ages and cultural backgrounds, including both survivors of one-time traumatic events and those dealing with ongoing stressors like the military deployment of a parent. Expert contributors provide guidelines for setting up and running school- and clinic-based support groups; conducting brief and longer-term interventions with individuals and families; and promoting healing with art, music, and play. Grounded in the latest knowledge on stress and coping, bereavement, attachment, and risk and resilience, and including much-needed tips for therapist self-care, this is an essential clinical resource and text.
Nancy Boyd Webb, DSW, LICSW, RPT-S, is a leading authority on play therapy with children who have experienced loss and traumatic bereavement. She is University Distinguished Professor Emerita of Social Work in the Graduate School of Social Service at Fordham University, where she held an endowed Chair in Child Welfare Studies and founded the Post-Master’s Certificate Program in Child and Adolescent Therapy. Dr. Webb taught clinical practice at Fordham for 30 years. She has published numerous books on child therapy, trauma, and bereavement, including Helping Bereaved Children, Third Edition; Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents in Crisis, Fourth Edition; and Social Work Practice with Children, Fourth Edition. Dr. Webb is an active supervisor, consultant, and trainer who presents frequently at conferences in the United States and internationally. She is a recipient of honors including the Day-Garrett Award from the Smith College School for Social Work, the Clinical Practice Award from the Association for Death Education and Counseling, and the designation of Distinguished Scholar by the National Academies of Practice in Social Work.
Product Details ISBN: 9781572309760
ISBN-10: 1572309768
Publisher: The Guilford Press
Publication Date: December 30th, 2003
Pages: 378
Language: English
Series: Clinical Practice with Children, Adolescents, and Families
"This comprehensive volume should be on the desk of any clinician who works with traumatized children and families, whether in clinical, community, educational, or medical settings. It is an ideal text for both seasoned professionals and graduate students in all of the helping professions. Detailed case examples and descriptions of clinical and community interventions provide 'everything you need to know' about helping clients heal from large-scale traumatic incidents."--Cathy A. Malchiodi, ATR, CPAT, LPCC, National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children

"Much still remains to be learned about how mass trauma affects children and families and how its harmful impact can be reduced. In the absence of decisive evidence, this book fills the gap by outlining what is currently known and making valuable recommendations for practice. Given previous terrorist acts, current threats, and the ongoing separation of children from parents who serve in the military, this book addresses a very timely issue and does so with clarity and wisdom."--Arieh Y. Shalev, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Hadassah University Hospital, Israel


"An indispensable resource for counseling practitioners working with children and families in the contemporary culture....This book is one that could be read in full for the reader interested in learning more about child- and family-focused trauma practice as a whole or in chapters that relate to current needs and interests....I strongly recommend this book for family-based counseling practitioners as it will facilitate the integration of best practices of traumatology into their current and future work in a world that is unfortunately chronically threatened by terror. I also believe this text would serve as an excellent resource for a course, internship, or other curricular experience in family and child counseling."
— The Family Journal

"A timely book....Practitioners who work with these victims will gain a great deal from the various treatment models presented as well as assistance with helping themselves deal with the stressful nature of their work."
— Journal of Trauma Practice