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Post-Traumatic Syndromes in Childhood and Adolescence brings together the latest research and practice interventions for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from a group of international contributors with North American and European perspectives. It includes a critical discussion of diagnosis criteria as well as two chapters on the interrelations between criminal behavior and PTSD. Filled with the latest scholarship and clinical interventions, this is a must-have volume for researchers and practitioners in the field. ‘This book represents a comprehensive and masterful compilation of state-of-the art knowledge of trauma and trauma-based disorders in children and adolescents. Experiences of trauma – whether attachment-based or due to natural disaster/accident or crime/terrorism – are worryingly common in our children and young people. It is vital that researchers and practitioners can benefit from the recent developments in this ever growing field, to understand why some are stricken with PTSD whilst others are resilient, and how to intervene effectively. Understanding PTSD in children is a challenge and there is a lack of similar works to inform research and practice. The contributions in this book are therefore of critical importance and are of very high quality, provided by many of the most eminent researchers and professionals in the field. ‘The book is wide in scope – it serves to aid understanding PTSD, its sometimes controversial diagnosis, and seeks to clarify and extend definitions of trauma. It emphasises the crucial role of child development; of social risk and resilience in local and international settings, its associations with criminal behaviour and the use of neurobiological, cognitive and attachment models in understanding its causes. It also examines a range of interventions, such as those school-based and social, and treatments available. It is to be applauded for succeeding in its aims of informing, reflecting and looking to future explorations in experiences associated with trauma.’ Antonia Bifulco, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
February 11, 2011
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