Bridging Worlds: Understanding and Facilitating Adolescent by Joycee Kennedy

By Joycee Kennedy

Turning our backs on difficulties just like the actual, sexual, and emotional abuse of youngsters and kids does not support them depart. With Bridging Worlds, you are going to discover ways to discover the roots of stripling problems--the explanations at the back of signs akin to self-destructiveness, anger, recklessness, and violence. commonly, those signs will element to trauma in the event that they are checked out heavily sufficient. yet, you should glance! start with Bridging Worlds. it's an enormous step in peeling away the lack of know-how groups conceal at the back of and in fighting the ensuing overlook of youngsters and teens abused by way of caretakers and public systems.

The distinctive developmental wishes, vulnerabilities, and survival strategies of young people frequently conceal trauma indicators. This provides to the complexity of discovering and enforcing potent interventions that meet the targeted remedy wishes of childrens. Bridging Worlds indicates you ways to enhance therapy instructions and considerate frames of reference that tackle the issues of teen violence, being pregnant, truancy, and delinquency. you'll gather a powerful figuring out of the big scope of adolescent developmental wishes and the issues youth face throughout the book's dialogue of:

  • trauma idea and therapy
  • attachment idea
  • issues of range
  • the desire for cross-training and cross-consulting
  • juvenile justice and public coverage concerns
  • the mental impression of socioeconomic classification
  • different academic offerings and outcomes

    Bridging Worlds may also help mom and dad and different caregivers observe whilst the reckless, even scary, habit of children is a cry for support and exhibit adults what they could do to defuse the placement, make genuine and significant connections, and supply priceless aid. This much-needed ebook additionally exhibits therapists, educators, baby security staff, juvenile legal professionals, and scholars of social paintings, schooling, legislation, nursing, and psychology how they may intrude to guard the civil rights of teenagers and aid them come to phrases with the trauma they've got experienced.

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Sexuality therefore can be associated with loss and punishment, as well as rivalry. As a child develops into more of a sexual being in adolescence, conflict may arise between adoptive parents and their children due to unconscious resentment and jealousy. All of these issues make it important to ask adoptees in treatment about fears and thoughts regarding sexuality, including thoughts 36 BRIDGING WORLDS about both sets of parents (Bertocci and Schechter, 1991). Apart from sexuality and body image, adoptees may feel a sense of divided identity, as an adoptee is a child both of birth parents and of adoptive parents.

In an effort to control Alex’s tantrums, the Franklins locked her in her room and rigged an alarm to alert them if she tried to escape. In the months and years after Alex’s adoption, she was seen by approximately fifteen professionals—psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers—before she was admitted to a private psychiatric hospital. She was hospitalized by her psychiatrist after complaining about hearing voices and for displaying violent episodes of screaming and tearing her hair out. It was during this time that Alex admitted she tried to commit suicide.

Alex felt neither loved nor understood by her adoptive parents. The Franklins, embarrassed to take her anywhere, kept her isolated at home. In an effort to control Alex’s tantrums, the Franklins locked her in her room and rigged an alarm to alert them if she tried to escape. In the months and years after Alex’s adoption, she was seen by approximately fifteen professionals—psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers—before she was admitted to a private psychiatric hospital. She was hospitalized by her psychiatrist after complaining about hearing voices and for displaying violent episodes of screaming and tearing her hair out.

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