"Joy Osofsky and Betsy McAlister Groves offer a timely and comprehensive two-volume masterpiece on children and families who suffer violence and trauma. This is a multi-disciplinary tool that provides a current overview and systems response to improve the lives of such children and their families. This set is an invaluable resource that informs policy-makers, service providers, attorneys, and judges of every sort. Well done."
"If you work with children and families, this book set should be open on your desk. Violence and Trauma in the Lives of Children: Prevention and Intervention introduces the very important topic of childhood trauma, and then explores its causes and implications across a wide range of systems. It provides a comprehensive look at trauma in the family, the community, schools and the child welfare system, and it explores specialized settings such as the military and primary care pediatrics.
As a retired juvenile and domestic relations judge with thirty years experience in family court, I witnessed the devastating effects of trauma on children. Trauma was a barrier to our attempts to restore social and emotion health. Had this book been available, it would have been an invaluable resource as I worked across child-serving systems to mitigate trauma and build resiliency."
"The editors have created a practical and concise compendium on a complex important topic in the 21st century. Over the last fifty years our understanding of childhood trauma and loss has shifted remarkably and through this comprehensive collection of chapters, the reader is able to both understand the developmental issues but also draw policy and advocacy conclusions. This book wil form the basis of many important clinical and research endeavors."
"Violence and Trauma in the Lives of Children may be the most authoritative text describing the full range of the effects and interventions for stressed and traumatized children for the general public. It brings home the key point that child exposure to traumatic and chronically stressful experiences is a Public Health crisis that impacts all aspects of life-physical, emotional, behavioral and social. It is a call to those who are concerned about the future of our society and citizens and must be heeded."
"Violence and Trauma in the Lives of Children is a timely, outstanding two-volume set covering the nature, scope, impact, prevention, treatment, advocacy, and policy implications of child traumatic stress. With scholarly, yet highly practical chapters written by seasoned experts in the field, these volumes have much to teach all of us involved in work with children, youth, families, and communities affected by violence and trauma. If you are serious about understanding cutting-edge clinical and public health approaches to child traumatic stress, these volumes are a must read."