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Bridging Worlds

by Joycee Kennedy, LCSW, BCD and Carol J. McCarthy, LCSW

Bridging Worlds will help parents and other caregivers detect when the reckless, even frightening, behavior of adolescents is a cry for help and show adults what they can do to defuse the situation, make authentic and meaningful connections, and offer valuable help.

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With Bridging Worlds, you will learn to uncover the roots of teenage problemsthe causes behind symptoms such as self-destructiveness, anger, recklessness, and violence. Quite often, these symptoms will point to trauma if they are looked at closely enough. But, you have to look! Begin with Bridging Worlds. It is an important step in peeling away the ignorance communities hide behind and in preventing the resulting neglect of children and teenagers abused by caretakers and public systems.

The unique developmental needs, vulnerabilities, and survival tactics of adolescents often hide trauma symptoms. This adds to the complexity of finding and implementing effective interventions that meet the special treatment needs of teenagers. Bridging Worlds shows you how to develop treatment guidelines and thoughtful frames of reference that address the problems of teenage violence, pregnancy, truancy, and delinquency. You will acquire a strong understanding of the large scope of adolescent developmental needs and the problems adolescents face through the books discussion of:

  • trauma theory and treatment
  • attachment theory
  • issues of diversity
  • the need for cross-training and cross-consulting
  • juvenile justice and public policy issues
  • the psychological impact of socioeconomic class
  • different educational choices and outcomes

    Bridging Worlds will help parents and other caregivers detect when the reckless, even frightening, behavior of adolescents is a cry for help and show adults what they can do to defuse the situation, make authentic and meaningful connections, and offer valuable help. This much-needed book also shows therapists, educators, child protection workers, juvenile attorneys, and students of social work, education, law, nursing, and psychology how they might intervene to protect the civil rights of adolescents and help them come to terms with the trauma they have experienced.

    Softbound

      Contents
      Foreword
      Acknowledgments
      Introduction
      Part I: A New Vision
    1. Chapter 1: Families
      The Gang Family
      An Adolescent Response
      The Foster Family
      A Creation of Remarkable Love
      The Adoptive Family
      A Special, Often Fragile Family of Creation
      The Birth Family
    2. Chapter 2: Diversity
      Socioeconomic Variables
      Immigration
      Ethnicity and Race
      Sexual Orientation
      Part II: Structural Change
    3. Chapter 3: Child Protection
      History of Child Protection
      Creative Thinking
      Summary
    4. Chapter 4: Juvenile Justice
      Stories of Incarcerated Youths
      Creative Thinking
    5. Chapter 5: Education
      Creative Thinking
    6. Chapter 6: Mental Health
      Historical Threads
      Creative Lives
      Part III: Healing a Generation
    7. Chapter 7: The Therapeutic Process
      Responsibilities of a Therapist Treating Adolescents
    8. Chapter 8: CASTT: Child Abuse Specific Treatment of Trauma
      A Holding Environment
      Peer Group Recovery and Growth
      Developmental Theories
      Child Abuse Specific Treatment of Trauma
    9. Chapter 9: Constructing CASTT Teams in the Community
      Description of Services
      Referrals
      CASTT Teams in Action
      Outcomes
    10. Chapter 10: The Making of a Hero
      Appendix A: CASTT Intake Information
      Appendix B: A Troubled Voice
      Appendix C: Advocacy
      Appendix D: Goals for Child Recovery from Traumatic Stress: A CASTT Model
      Appendix E: CASTT Information Sheet
      Bibliography
      Suggested Readings
      Index

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