Title

Parenting the traumatized child: Attending to the needs of nonoffending caregivers of traumatized children

Abstract

While there is a growing literature on the impact of trauma on children, there has been relatively little attention to the needs of their caregivers, who are themselves at risk for elevated levels of stress. The current article draws from the broader literature on parenting under stress and the literature on interventions with parents of sexually abused children to outline the need for interventions for caregivers of multiply traumatized children. It reviews components of an intervention model derived from the literature on general parenting interventions as well as the growing literature on trauma treatment.

Publication Date

2001

Journal Title

Psychotherapy

Publisher

American Psychological Association

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1037/0033-3204.38.1.74

Document Type

Article