Breaking the Silence: Art Therapy With Children from Violent Homes
Breaking the Silence Art Therapy With Children from Violent Homes Author:Cathy A. Malchiodi This volume demonstrates the power of art therapy as a tool for intervening with children from violent homes. Emphasis is given to the short-term setting where time is at a premium and circumstances are unpredictable - because within this setting, mental health practitioners often experience a sense of helplessness in their work with the younges... more »t victims of abusive families.; In this new edition, the author describes the intervention process from intake to termination, highlighting the complex issues involved at various levels of evaluation and interpretation. The text is augmented with 95 children's drawings, which serve to fill the gap between theory and reality.; Specific topics include: inherent frustrations for therapists working in battered women's shelters; what to include in art evaluation; evaluating child abuse and neglect; group art intervention in shelters; and art expression as assessment and therapy with sexually abused children.« less
This book is about helping children get through the trauma they had during a life of living in a violent house. I found it very useful in coping with and helping my stepchildren get through everything they went through with their biological mother.