Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition with 3 new chapters on adolescents
"Gentling" represents a new paradigm in the therapeutic approach to children who haveexperienced physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and have acquired Post TraumaticStress Disorder as a result. This text redefines PTSD in child abuse survivors by identifyingchild-specific behavioral signs commonly seen, and offers a means to individualizetreatment and measure therapeutic outcomes through understanding each sufferingchild's unique symptom profile. The practical and easily understood Gentling approachesand techniques can be easily learned by clinicians, parents, foster parents, teachers andall other care givers of these children to effect real and lasting healing. With this book, you will: Learn child-specific signs of PTSD in abused childrenLearn how to manage the often intense reactivity seen in stress episodesGain the practical, gentle, and effective treatment tools that really help these childrenUse the Child Stress Profile (CSP) to guide treatment and measure outcomesDeploy handy 'Quick Teach Sheets' that can be copied and handed to foster parents, teachers, and social workers
Clinicians Acclaim for "Gentling"
"In this world where children are often disenfranchised in trauma care--and all toooften treated with the same techniques as adults--Krill makes a compelling case for howto adapt proven post-trauma treatment to the world of a child."
--Michele Rosenthal, HealMyPTSD.com
"Congratulations to Krill when he says that 'being gentle' cannot be over-emphasizedin work with the abused."
--Andrew D. Gibson, PhDAuthor of "Got an Angry Kid? Parenting Spike, A Seriously Difficult Child"
"William Krill's book is greatly needed. PTSD is the most common aftermath of childabuse and often domestic abuse as well. There is a critical scarcity of mental-health professionalswho know how to recognize child abuse, let alone treat it."
--Fr. Heyward B. Ewart, III, Ph.D., St. James the Elder Theological Seminary, author of "AM I BAD? Recovering From Abuse"w
Cover photo by W.A. Krill/ Fighting Chance Photography
Learn more at www.Gentling.org
From the New Horizons in Therapy Series at Loving Healing Press www.LovingHealing.com
FAM001010 Family & Relationships: Abuse - Child Abuse
PSY022040 Psychology: Psychopathology - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
FAM004000 Family & Relationships: Adoption & Fostering