Anyone who works with abused children has experienced the frustration of searching for appropriate materials to use in therapeutic settings. This activity-oriented resource - written to help young victims heal and gain control of their lives - provides hard-to-find supplements as well as background information and guidelines for use.
The authors offer a brief review of child sexual development and then present a four-stage approach to recovery for children aged from six to 12 years. Designed for use in conjunction with traditional therapeutic interventions, the volume guides therapists through establishing a therapeutic rapport to helping children explore the trauma, repair their sense of self and become future oriented. Special activities empower children to safely deal with trauma-related issues at each phase of healing. Case examples demonstrate how the activities can be applied, although therapists can determine which activities to use at any given stage of treatment.
A separate activity manual is provided with this book.