Posttraumatic Syndromes in Childhood and Adolescence: A Handbook of Research and Practice

Author: Vittoria Ardino


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  • ISBN: 9780470997697
  • Author: Vittoria Ardino
  • Publ Date: 2011-02-11
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 486
  • Imprint: BLACKWELL *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 5868

Table of Contents :

About the Editor.
Christine Courtois.
Vittoria Ardino.
Chapter 1 Evaluation and Diagnosis of PTSD in Children andAdolescents (Kathleen Nader).
Chapter 2 Vulnerability and Resilience in Childhood Trauma andPTSD (Scott D. Cicero, Kate Nooner, and Raul Silva).
Chapter 3 The Impact of Lower Magnitude Stressors on Child andAdolescent Development: The Family Context (DonCatherall).
Chapter 4 Stories of Children and Adolescents from OtherCultures: The Trauma of Migration (Dalila Rezzoug, ThierryBaubet, and Marie Rose Moro).
Chapter 5 Post-Traumatic Stress Related to Pediatric Illness andInjury (Elena Camisasca).
Chapter 6 Neuropsychological Underpinnings of PTSD in Childrenand Adolescents (Helen Z. MacDonald, Jennifer J. Vasterling, andAnn Rasmusson).
Chapter 7 Why and how People Forget. Why and how People ForgetSexual Abuse. The Role of Traumatic Memories (Kathryn A.Becker-Blease, Anne P. DePrince, and Jennifer J. Freyd).
Chapter 8 Dissociation in Traumatized Children and Adolescents(Eli Somer).
Chapter 9 The Role of PTSD in Understanding Child Allegations ofSexual Abuse (Paola Di Blasio, Sarah Miragoli, and RossellaProcaccia).
Chapter 10 Exposure to Violence, Post-Traumatic Symptomatology,and Criminal Behaviors (David W. Foy, James Furrow, and ShaunaMcManus).
Chapter 11 Post-Traumatic Stress in Antisocial Youth: AMultifaceted Reality (Vittoria Ardino).
Chapter 12 Schools as a Context of Trauma Prevention (BarbaraOehlberg).
Chapter 13 A City-Wide School-Based Model for Addressing theNeeds of Children Exposed to Terrorism and War (RuthPat-Horenczyk, Danny Brom, Naomi Baum, Rami Benbenishty, MiriamSchiff, and Ron Avi Astor).
Chapter 14 Helping Children after Mass Disaster: Using aComprehensive Trauma Center and School Support (BrigitteLueger-Schuster).
Chapter 15 Use of Somatic Experiencing Principles as a PTSDPrevention Tool for Children and Teens during the Acute StressPhase Following an Overwhelming Event (Peter Levine and MaggieKline).
Chapter 16 EMDR and the Challenge of Treating Childhood Trauma:A Theoretical and Clinical Discussion with Case Examples(Barbara Wizansky).
Chapter 17 Recent Advances in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy forTraumatized Children and Teenagers (Dirk Flower and StefaniaGrbcic).
Chapter 18 A Constructivist Perspective on Post-Traumatic Stressin Children and Adolescents (Kenneth W. Sewell and KeithR. Cruise).
Chapter 19 Trauma Systems Therapy: Intervening in theInteraction between the Social Environment and a Child sEmotional Regulation (B. Heidi Ellis, Glenn N. Saxe, andJennifer Twiss).
Chapter 20 PTSD in the Context of Childhood Endangerment:Implications for Assessment and Treatment (Patricia McKinseyCrittenden and Daniele Poggioli).
Chapter 21 Compassion Fatigue, Vulnerability, and Resilience inPractitioners Working with Traumatized Children (Charles R.Figley, Cheri Lovre, and Kathleen Regan Figley).
Chapter 22 Future Directions in Conceptualizing ComplexPost-Traumatic Stress Syndromes in Childhood and Adolescence:Toward a Developmental Trauma Disorder Diagnosis (Julian D.Ford).
Afterword (Giovanni Liotti).


This book offers a comprehensive overview of up-to-date researchand intervention techniques for traumatized youth highlightinguncharted territories in the field of developmental trauma andrelated post-traumatic reactions. * One of the few titles to provide a critical and comprehensiveframework which focuses specifically on post-traumatic syndromes inchildren and adolescents * Presents the implications of PTSD in other settings (such asschool and family) that are not fully addressed in other works * International range of contributors, such as David Foy, JulianFord, Jennifer Freyd, Giovanni Liotti, and BrigitteLueger-Schuster, bring perspectives from both Europe and NorthAmerica * An essential resource for both researchers andpractitioners


This book would be helpful for researchers as well asmental health professionals who work with traumatized children andadolescents. (PsycCRITIQUES, 27 June 2012)
As such it is successful, but it is also a wide rangingand in depth examination of the literature and research on PTSD inchildren and adolescents. (Child and AdolescentMental Health, 1 May 2012)

Author Biography:

Vittoria Ardino is a senior lecturer in Forensic Psychologyat London Metropolitan University, UK, where she lectures in theMSc in Forensic Psychology. She is the President of theItalian Society for the Study of Traumatic Stress (SISST) andserves on the board of the European Society for Traumatic StressStudies (ESTSS). She is associated editor of the European Journalof Psychotraumatology and her research interests and publicationsbridge clinical and forensic psychology with a focus upon the roleof trauma in young and adult offenders with post-traumaticsymptoms. She also offers consultancy and workshops on trauma inforensic settings.


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