An Adult's Guide to Childhood Trauma: Understanding Traumatised Children in South Africa

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New Africa Books, 1999 - Child welfare - 222 pages
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This book aims to assist parents, caregivers, teachers, health-care professionals and criminal justice system personnel to understand better the reactions of the child, as well as their own reactions, following a traumatic or stressful event.
 

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Contents

Introduction
5
The effects of trauma
13
How to help a traumatised child
41
Traumatised children and medical procedures
70
lnterventions for teachers
77
Trauma and violence
83
Violence inside the home
90
Sexual violence
98
Why children dont talk about being abused?
117
Traumatic bereavement and grief
147
Guidelines for helping children to cope with grief
158
How long will the childs grief last?
168
How can mental health professionals help a traumatised child?
180
Common questions that adults ask
198
Places to go for help
205
Copyright

Is physical punishment violence?
111

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