Children, adolescents, and isolated traumatic events: Counseling considerations for couples and family counselors

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jose A. Villalba, Assistant Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: This article presents considerations for marriage and family counselors assisting children and adolescent clients who have witnessed or survived an isolated traumatic event or who have family members who have witnessed or survived an isolated traumatic event. Direct emotional outcomes in children and teens related to isolated traumatic events, such as separation anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, also are presented. In addition, specific clinical interventions—including the use of play therapy, psychoeducational groups, and cognitive-behavioral therapy—are presented as specific methods for assisting children and teenagers coping with traumatic events in a variety of settings.

Additional Information

Publication
The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 15(1), 30-35
Language: English
Date: 2007
Keywords
Trauma witnesses, Post-traumatic stress disorders, Natural disasters, Children and adolescents, Play therapy