Structured Sensory Intervention for Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Parents. Evidence Based Interventions to Alleviate Trauma

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The authors report detailed results of several research studies involving the SITCAP model, and offer compelling data attesting to its clinical efficacy. With the publication of this book, William Steele and Melvyn Raider have performed a valuable service both to young trauma victims and to the professionals who work with them.


“. . . fills a void in the child and adolescent trauma treatment literature. It promises to be a frequently utilized book in the libraries of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, school personnel and other mental health professionals who encounter traumatized children and their families. The adaptability of the model is one of its greatest strengths as it can be used in a variety of settings.” – Marquita Bedway, PhD, Pediatric Psychologist and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatric and Behavioral Neurosciences, Wayne State University; Co-director of the ADHD Life Span Center.

“This book is trenchant in its presentation. It is an excellent and accessible way to introduce clinicians to the intricacies and significant relationship between narrative and healing. It is a must for those who work in the field every day hoping to positively impact the lives of the individuals with whom they work on a daily basis.” – Cassandra J. Bowers, PhD, Coordinator of B.S.W. Program, School of Social Work, Wayne State University

Table of Contents

Table of contents:
1. Trauma Defined
2. Evolution of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Interventions
3. Conceptualizations of Trauma Interventions for Children and Adolescents
4. Field Testing and Research
5. Evaluation Research Study: Structured Sensory Interventions for Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Parents
6. Overview: Structured Sensory Interventions for Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Parents
7. Beginning the Intervention: Focus and Strategy Sessions
8. Parent Model
9. Debriefing: Trauma Specific Interventions for Schools and Agencies
10. Intervention Questions, Answers, and Anecdotal Accounts
Bibliography; Index

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