Collaborative Treatment of Traumatized Children and Teens: The Trauma Systems Therapy Approach

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Collaborative Treatment of Traumatized Children and Teens: The Trauma Systems Therapy Approach

by B. Heidi Ellis, Glenn N. Saxe, Julie B. Kaplow

Guilford Publications | October 27, 2006 | Hardcover

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For too many traumatized children and their families, chronic stressors such as poverty, substance abuse, and family or community violence-coupled with an overburdened care system-pose seemingly insurmountable barriers to treatment. This empowering book provides a user-friendly blueprint for making the most of limited resources to help those considered the "toughest cases. Evidence-based strategies are presented for effectively integrating individualized treatment with services at the home, school, and community levels. Written in an accessible, modular format with reproducible forms and step-by-step guidelines for assessment and intervention, the approach is grounded in the latest knowledge about child traumatic stress. It has been recognized as a treatment of choice by state mental health agencies nationwide.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 332 pages, 19.41 × 7 × 0.98 in

Published: October 27, 2006

Publisher: Guilford Publications

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1593853157

ISBN - 13: 9781593853150

Appropriate for ages: 6 - adult

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Collaborative Treatment of Traumatized Children and Teens: The Trauma Systems Therapy Approach

by B. Heidi Ellis, Glenn N. Saxe, Julie B. Kaplow

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 332 pages, 19.41 × 7 × 0.98 in

Published: October 27, 2006

Publisher: Guilford Publications

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1593853157

ISBN - 13: 9781593853150

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Trauma Systems Therapy for Child Traumatic Stress I. Foundations 2. Survival Circuits: How Traumatic Stress Is about Survival-in-the-Moment 3. The Regulation of Emotional States: How Child Traumatic Stress Is a Disorder of the Regulation of Emotional States 4. The Social Environment and System of Care: Traumatic Stress Responses Are Embedded in a Social Context 5. Signals of Care: The Importance of Caring Relationships for Traumatized Children II. Getting Started 6. Ten Treatment Principles: The Principles That Guide TST 7. Assessment: How to Assess Child Traumatic Stress 8. Treatment Planning: How to Plan for Child Traumatic Stress Interventions 9. The Treatment Team: How to Build a Multidisciplinary Treatment Team (and Keep It Going!) III. Doing Trauma Systems Therapy 10. Ready–Set–Go: How to Engage a Family in TST 11. Stabilization on Site: Community-Based Care to Help Kids Stay in Their Homes and Schools 12. Systems Advocacy: Integrating Advocacy into Critical Treatment 13. Psychopharmacology: How Psychopharmacology Is Integrated within TST 14. Emotion Regulation Skills: How to Help Children Regulate Emotional States 15. Cognitive Processing Skills: How to Help Children Think and Talk about Their Traumatic Experiences 16. Meaning-Making Skills: How to Help Children Make Meaning Out of Their Traumatic Experiences and Move On with Their Lives 17. Conclusions: Leaving a Better System Appendix TST Treatment Planning Form Weekly TST Check-I
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For too many traumatized children and their families, chronic stressors such as poverty, substance abuse, and family or community violence-coupled with an overburdened care system-pose seemingly insurmountable barriers to treatment. This empowering book provides a user-friendly blueprint for making the most of limited resources to help those considered the "toughest cases. Evidence-based strategies are presented for effectively integrating individualized treatment with services at the home, school, and community levels. Written in an accessible, modular format with reproducible forms and step-by-step guidelines for assessment and intervention, the approach is grounded in the latest knowledge about child traumatic stress. It has been recognized as a treatment of choice by state mental health agencies nationwide.

About the Author

Glenn N. Saxe, MD, formerly the Chairman of Child Psychiatry at Boston Medical Center, is Associate Chief of Psychiatry for Research and Development at Children''s Hospital, Boston and Harvard Medical School. He leads a program devoted to finding and building mental health program models that will be helpful for inner-city children and families with severe and complex social, psychological, and medical problems. Trauma systems therapy (TST) was developed over almost 10 years of effort, and is now used in many different clinics and agencies across the United States. Dr. Saxe also leads the Center for Children at Risk of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). B. Heidi Ellis, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, with joint appointments in Psychology and Pediatrics. Her primary area of interest is in developing interventions for traumatized youth and their families, particularly those who typically do not access mental health care. As associate director of the Center for Children at Risk of the NCTSN, she has dedicated her efforts to making mental health care more relevant and accessible cross-culturally, with a specific focus on helping refugee children.

Editorial Reviews

"A remarkably thorough book. Trauma Systems Therapy (TST) provides a theoretical rationale for integrating various systems and providing case management and advocacy services when needed. The treatment model covers a wide therapeutic scope: from primary safety issues to innovative ideas for working with highly traumatized children. The authors clearly demonstrate their in-depth understanding of the community mental health setting and the types of barriers clinicians face. Presenting a wealth of information on how to implement the model, this book is an excellent training tool for graduate students, interns, and seasoned clinicians."--Lisa Amaya-Jackson, MD, MPH UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress "I am quite pleased to see the publication of this book. The Trauma Systems Therapy model fits very closely with how we at the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) believe traumatized children can and should be treated by providers of mental health services. Glenn Saxe and his colleagues have translated complicated concepts into a brilliant, user-friendly approach that is understandable to clinicians and applicable in most systems. This important work should have a positive impact on the lives of thousands of children and families."--Kevin Ann Huckshorn, RN, MSN, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors "This book is an exciting addition to the field of child and adolescent trauma treatment. The well-organized v
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