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Assessing and Treating Physically Abused Children and Their Families
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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
Foreword
 
Acknowledgments
 
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?

 
Summary

 
 
5. The Comprehensive Individual and Family Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Model
Models of Child Physical Abuse

 
The Integration of Child, Parent, and Family Approaches

 
Summary

 
 
6. Initial Treatment Considerations
Introduction

 
Preparation and Prerequisites

 
Overview of Treatment

 
Summary

 
 
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

 
Summary

 
 
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

 
Summary

 
 
9. Child Treatment: Affect-Focused Interventions
Affect Identification and Expression

 
Management of Stress and Anxiety

 
Management of Anger

 
Summary

 
 
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

 
Summary

 
 
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

 
Summary

 
 
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

 
Summary

 
 
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

 
Summary

 
 
14. From Individual to Family Treatment: Bridging Through Clarification
The General Structure of Clarification

 
The Clarification Family Meeting

 
Summary

 
 
15. Family Treatment: Setting the Foundation
Overview of Treatment

 
Setting the Foundation

 
Assessment of Family Functions and Interactions

 
Summary

 
 
16. Family Treatment: Skills Training and Applications
Review of Initial Progress

 
Family Skills Training

 
Family Skills-Training Applications

 
Summary

 
 
17. Community and Social Systems Involvement
Service Settings and Systems

 
Summary

 
 
18. Case Examples and Applications
Case One: James

 
Case Two: Tanisha

 
Case Three: Marvin

 
Summary

 
 
19. Conclusions
 
Index
 
About the Authors

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