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Cedar House : A Model Child Abuse Treatment Program - Bobbi Kendig

Cedar House

A Model Child Abuse Treatment Program

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This inspiring book describes the treatment approach, the clientele, and the community networking of Cedar House, a pioneering and successful child abuse treatment program in Long Beach, California. Cedar House: A Model Child Abuse Treatment Program explains Cedar House's hands-on treatment of families in which children have been abused. Each facet of the treatment process is explored and explained. The authors offer ideas on how the treatment they used can be adapted to your own treatment setting. Cedar House: A Model Child Abuse Treatment Program gives practitioners hope, ideas, and support for hands-on work with multiproblem individuals and families, along with some pitfalls to avoid. Those treating clients who attempt to intimidate with bullying behavior or outbursts can gain understanding and more confidence to deal with others'anger. In addition, therapists and administrators will find ideas for the prevention of burnout. The theme of the book springs from a mind-set of inclusiveness--including clients in every step of the process related to them, enlisting their abilities to help each other as well as themselves, embracing community members in the search for answers, and providing channels for people at all levels to give and to grow. You'll gain new perspective on treatment efforts as Cedar House: A Model Child Abuse Treatment Program explores:
nine premises on which the Cedar House program is based
the use of staff volunteers as a team
actual client profiles and case studies
elements of the treatment approach at Cedar House
findings from two student research projects relating to the children of Cedar House
Cedar House's relationship with the community
a contemporary evaluation of Cedar House and follow-up comments from former clients regarding their families 15--20 years after treatment
findings from a study of the dynamics of rage to better understand the breeding ground of violence and abuseCedar House: A Model Child Abuse Treatment Program dispels stereotypes and stresses the rewards of child abuse treatment and the joy found in sharing the journey as families find their footing and as children grow and develop. In 1979, Cedar House became the model treatment center for Los Angeles County's Neighborhood Family Centers.

Introductionp. 1
Our Founding Beliefsp. 5
Staffingp. 9
The Settingp. 13
Team Intakesp. 17
The Parentsp. 23
Group Therapy with Parentsp. 29
Individual Therapy with Parentsp. 39
The Childrenp. 43
Group Therapy with Childrenp. 49
Individual Therapy with Childrenp. 53
Sexual Abusep. 59
Other Approachesp. 67
A Family Studyp. 73
Crisis Interventionp. 81
Carolinep. 87
Home Visits and Other Outreachp. 93
Transportationp. 97
Advocacyp. 101
Socialization and Empowermentp. 107
The Parenting Classp. 113
The Volunteersp. 117
Stages of Treatmentp. 123
Rage: The Breeding Ground of Violencep. 131
Atonement and Forgivingp. 139
The Empty Cupp. 149
Confidentialityp. 155
Forming a Community Networkp. 159
Funding and Its Effectsp. 165
Program Feedback and Client Updatep. 169
So You Want to Start a Program?p. 179
Adapting the Programp. 187
What We Would Do Differently Todayp. 193
In Retrospectp. 199
Indexp. 205
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780789004321
ISBN-10: 0789004321
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 11th March 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1