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The Scared Child: Helping Kids Overcome Traumatic Events

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The Scared Child: Helping Kids Overcome Traumatic Events

Barbara Brooks, Paula M. Siegel

ISBN: 978-0-471-08284-2 September 1996 176 Pages

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Is your child afraid?

There are many traumatic experiences that cause a child to becomescared--from divorce to the death of a loved one, from naturaldisasters to abuse. Even a disturbing news event that a child onlysees on television or hears about but does not experience, such asthe Oklahoma City bombing or the classroom massacre in Scotland,can make a child fearful or sad. No matter what causes thesituation, childhood trauma is common and should be dealt withquickly and effectively.

Dr. Barbara Brooks, a psychologist who has successfully helped kidsthrough all types of traumatic situations, provides you with theknowledge you need to put the child you love back on the path to afull and happy life. Kids don't always know how to react tofeelings of distress. If these scared feelings are not expressed ina positive way, they can surface later in life when dealing withthem becomes more difficult.

Here are detailed instructions, based on professional techniques,to encourage kids of any age--from toddler to teenager--to revealtheir feelings through words, drawings, and role playing withstep-by-step advice for reassuring them and helping them let go oftheir fear.
WHAT IS TRAUMA?

Trauma: An Overview.

The Effects of Trauma.

Recognizing Signs of Posttraumic Stress in Children.

Debriefing: A Four Step Method for Helping a Child Through aTraumatic Experience.

WORKING THROUGH TRAUMATIC EVENTS.

Death: Coping With Loss.

Abuse: The Ultimate Betrayal.

Natural Disasters: Shared Devastation.

Divorce: When Parents Cause the Pain.

Illness and Injury: Coping with the Unexpected.

Trauma by Proxy: Too Close for Comfort.

Appendices.

Index.