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Assessing and Treating Physically Abused Children and Their Families

Assessing and Treating Physically Abused Children and Their Families
A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach

May 2002 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book is the first attempt to provide a comprehensive, practical approach to the assessment and treatment of physically abused children.It presents an overview of child physical abuse (including statistics and consequences), and discusses outcomes studies and treatment implications, also discusses assessment and treatment options in depth.
D. Wolfe
1. Introduction and Overview
Significance of the Problem  
The Challenge Before Us  
Purpose and Overview of the Book  
2. Characteristics and Correlates of Child Physical Abuse
Child Characteristics and Correlates  
Maltreating Adult Characteristics and Correlates  
Family-System Characteristics and Correlates  
Community Characteristics and Correlates  
What Causes Child Physical Abuse  
3. Treatment Outcome Studies: Clinical and Research Implications
What Have We Learned?  
What Do We Need to Learn in Research to Make Treatment More Effective?  
What Would Make Clinical Practice More Effective?  
5. The Comprehensive Individual and Family Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Model
Models of Child Physical Abuse  
The Integration of Child, Parent, and Family Approaches  
6. Initial Treatment Considerations
Preparation and Prerequisites  
Overview of Treatment  
7. Treatment of the Child: Understanding the Child's Experiences and Behavior
Perspectives on the Child's Experiences With Family Hostility and Violence  
Contributors to Coercive or Abusive Interactions  
Understanding How We Respond to Different Problem Situations  
8. Treatment of the Child: Cognitive Interventions
Clarifying and Changing the Child's View of Violence  
Normalization of the Child's Abuse-Related Feelings and Reactions  
Psychoeducation About Physical Abuse  
9. Child Treatment: Affect-Focused Interventions
Affect Identification and Expression  
Management of Stress and Anxiety  
Management of Anger  
10. Promoting Children's Effective Coping and Social Competence
Children's Coping Skills  
Social Support  
Enhancing Children's Social Competence and Developing Relationships: : Getting Along With Friends and Family  
11. Adult Treatment: Cognitive Interventions
Parental Perspectives on Violence, Expectations, and Distortions  
Stress Management and Family Characteristics  
Views on Hostility and Violence  
Expectations of Our Children  
Thinking in Negative or "Distorted" Ways  
12. Treatment of the Maltreating Adult: Affect-Focused Interventions
Self-Management and Regulation of Abuse-Specific Triggers  
Self-Management and Regulation of Anger  
Self-Management and Regulation of Anxiety and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder  
Self-Management and Regulation of Depression  
13. Treatment of the Maltreating Adult: Behavior Management
Parenting and Behavior Management  
Specific Techniques and Guidelines for Rewarding Behavior  
Specific Techniques and Guidelines for Punishing Behavior  
A General Review of Behavior Management  
14. From Individual to Family Treatment: Bridging Through Clarification
The General Structure of Clarification  
The Clarification Family Meeting  
15. Family Treatment: Setting the Foundation
Overview of Treatment  
Setting the Foundation  
Assessment of Family Functions and Interactions  
16. Family Treatment: Skills Training and Applications
Review of Initial Progress  
Family Skills Training  
Family Skills-Training Applications  
17. Community and Social Systems Involvement
Service Settings and Systems  
18. Case Examples and Applications
Case One: James  
Case Two: Tanisha  
Case Three: Marvin  
19. Conclusions
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