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Systemic Treatment of Families Who Abuse (Jossey-Bass Social & Behavioral Science)by Eliana Gil
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In Systemic Treatment of Families Who Abuse Eliana Gil addresses both the symptoms as well as underlying precipitating issues of child abuse and neglect, and offers new ideas for effective treatment. Gil identifies the conditions that are often present when child abuse occurs and outlines the protective factors that can counteract an individual's tendency toward child maltreatment. Without absolving the full responsibility of the offender, the author recommends an approach to treatment that advances intervention for all family members who may inadvertently contribute to the maintenance of problem behaviors in families through acts of omission or commission.Gil discusses how the treatment of child abuse differs from generic treatment in a number of important ways. She emphasizes the tremendous responsiblity in trying to alter harmful and potentially lethal behaviors, while making efforts to preserve the family when appropriate, without compromising children's safety. She stresses the necessity for systemic interventions for everyone: abusers, abused, and nonabused family members.Systemic Treatment of Families Who Abuse is an invaluable guide written for professionals to enhance their clinical skills when working with families in which child abuse has occurred.
A direct, informed approach involving all family members
An invaluable guide for enhancing your skills when working with families in which child abuse has occurred. Systemic Treatment of Families Who Abuse addresses both the symptoms and precipitating issues of child abuse and neglect, and also
* offers new ideas for effective treatment
* identifies the conditions that are often present when child abuse occurs
* outlines the protective factors that can counteract a person's tAndency toward child abuse
The author discusses how the treatment of child abuse differs from generic treatment, and stresses the necessity for systemic interventions for everyone: abusers, abused, and nonabused family members.
ELIANA GIL is director of the Center for Advanced Clinical Development in Springfield, Virginia. A marriage, family, and child counselor, and play therapy supervisor, she is on the board of directors of both the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and the National Resource Center on Child Sexual Abuse. She is the author of numerous books including Play in Family Therapy (1994), Sexualized Children: Assessment and Treatment of Sexualized Children and Children Who Molest (1993), and The Healing Power of Play: Therapy with Abused Children (1991).
Includes bibliographical references (p. 230-234) and index.
Table of Contents
1. What Makes Child Abuse Treatment Unique.
3. Principles of Treatment.
4. Beginning Treatment.
5. Assessing Family Readiness for Reunification(with Monica Roizner-Hayes).
6. Treatment Failures.
Appendix: Checklist for Reunification of Incestuous Families.
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