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By Elisabeth Ullmann, Werner Hilweg

What's trauma? Which hectic occasions are young ones uncovered to? What reactions do demanding reports in the course of formative years evoke? How can the affected childrens be helped? Who is helping the care giver? What roles does the UN conference on Rights of the kid play within the safeguard of kids? This booklet makes an attempt to respond to those questions and takes a large method of the topic of early life and trauma. The textual content examines intimately "separation, sexual abuse and war", all of that are quite traumatizing to teenagers, and the way they care for it in numerous cultures. One bankruptcy bargains completely with tips on how to help expert care givers who stay and paintings with affected childrens. one other goal of the ebook is to exploit functional stories of SOS villages to demonstrate the probabilities and bounds care and treatment for traumatized young children. The booklet includes a complete of 17 articles supplied by means of authors from 8 diversified international locations and pursues either a realistic and theoretical method of the subjects pointed out.

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This impression is caused by a number of circumstances: – Because the children tried to get their parents to make up even before the divorce, to them the divorce appears to be their fault for not having tried hard enough. The younger the child, and thus the greater the feelings of omnipotence, the more likely it is that the divorce is seen as a failure on his or her part (BURGNER 1985; WILLE 1985 a, b). – Small children often view a divorce as a kind of punishment, as retaliation for forbidden actions or fantasies, or for misbehavior (BURGNER 1985; KALTER/PLUNKETT 1984).

8: Trauma and crisis management. Association for Child Psychology and Psychiatry Occasional Papers. Eth, S. S. (1985), Post-traumatic stress disorder in children. Washington DC, Amer. Psychiatric Pr. Raundalen, M. (1994), Guidelines for helping war-traumatized children. Rwanda, UNICEF. C. (1991), “Childhood traumas: An outline and overview”, American Journal of Psychiatry, 148, pp. 10–20. ” Children of Divorce1 HELMUTH FIGDOR One would be hard-pressed to express the psychological impact caused by separation from a beloved person more aptly than this eleven-year-old after two years of psychotherapy.

The impact of separation on children is even more dramatic, because their personality development depends to a large extent on identifying with observed parental behaviors and actions. Therefore, separation not only leaves a child lonely to a greater or lesser degree, but it literally leaves only half a child, whereby the child may lose precisely his or her “masculine” side, such as feelings of strength, independence, etc. For over ten years, I have intensely studied the traumatic effects that divorce can have on children.

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