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Working with Traumatized Youth in Child Welfare
Author: Nancy Boyd Webb

ISBN: 9781593852245
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 17 October 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 16.2 x 2.7
Description:
Until recently, there has not been a great deal of overlap in the child welfare and trauma literatures. This text promises to cross that divide by integrating perspectives from both fields to help practitioners understand and address the special needs of maltreated children and adolescents and their families. Current knowledge on attachment, trauma, and risk and resilience is clearly explained, including the impact of abuse on the brain. Readers learn how to conduct assessments and implement a range of effective helping strategies with youth in foster care and other settings. Featuring extensive case illustrations, the book gives particular attention to diversity issues and the importance of supporting child and family strengths.

KEY FEATURES * Unique: translates mental health knowledge into specific strategies for helping the increasing number of trauma victims in the child welfare system. * A highly accessible, practical resource. * Child welfare is one of the largest fields of practice within social work. * Webb is well known and respected, a top-selling author, and an active speaker and trainer. * Would make an excellen...

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