Now in a completely revised and updated third edition, this widely adopted casebook and text presents effective, creative approaches to helping children who have experienced such stressful situations as parental death or divorce, abuse and neglect, violence in the school or community, and natural disasters. While the book retains the focus on in-depth case studies that made prior editions so popular, 17 of the 21 chapters are entirely new, and all chapters reflect the latest knowledge on crisis intervention, trauma, and short-term play therapy. Timely new topics include the crisis of parental military deployment, the impact of Hurricane Katrina on families, immigration-related trauma, terrorism, and disrupted adoption.
Part I: Theoretical Overview. Webb, The Family and Community Context of Children Facing Crisis or Trauma. Nader, Assessment of the Child Following Crisis or Trauma: The Challenge of Differential Diagnosis. Webb, Crisis Intervention Play Therapy with Children. Part II: Crises in the Family. Weinreb, Groves, Child Exposure to Parental Violence: Case of Amanda, Age 4. Benoit, Parental Abuse and Subsequent Foster Home Placement. Neubauer, Deblinger, Sieger, Trauma-focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Child Sexual Abuse and Exposure to Violence: Case of Mary, Age 6. Siegel, The Enduring Crisis of Divorce for Children and Their Parents. Bruning, The Crisis of Adoption Disruption and Dissolution. Schuurman, DeCristofaro, After a Parent's Death: Group, Family, and Individual Therapy to Help Children. Goodman, Living Beyond the Crisis of Childhood Cancer. Herzog, Everson, The Crisis of Parental Deployment in Military Service. Part III:School-based Crisis Intervention. Englander, Lawson, New Approaches to Preventing Peer Abuse Among Children. Bullock, The Crisis of Deaths in Schools: Interventions with Students, Parents, and Teachers. Nisivoccia, Lynn, Helping Forgotten Victims: Using Activity Groups with Children Who Witness Violence. Griffith, School-based Play Therapy and Solution-oriented Brief Counseling for Children in Crisis: Case of Melinda, Age 6. Part IV: Crises in the Community and World. Baggerly, International Interventions and Challenges Following the Crisis of Natural Disasters. Green, The Crisis of Family Separation Following Traumatic Mass Destruction: Jungian Analytical Play Therapy in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Webb, Sudden Death of a Parent in a Terrorist Attack: Crisis Intervention Conjoint Play Therapy with a Preschool Boy and His Mother. Fong, Earner, Multiple Traumas of Undocumented Immigrants - Crisis Reenactment Play Therapy: Case of Ximena, Age 12. Cattanach, Brief Narrative Play Therapy with Refugees. Part V: Support for Therapists. Ryan, Cunningham, Helping the Helpers: Guidelines to Prevent Vicarious Traumatization of Play Therapists Working with Traumatized Children. Appendix. Play Therapy Resources.