The Handbook of Trauma, Traumatic Loss, and Adversity in Children is a developmentally oriented book rich with findings related to child development, the impact of trauma on development and functioning, and interventions directed at treating reactions to trauma.

Aspects of attachment and parenting and the use of interrelationships toward therapeutic ends are included in each age-related section of the book, ranging from 0 to 18+. Consolidating research from a range of disciplines including neurobiology, psychopathology, and trauma studies, chapters offer guidance on the potentially cascading effects of trauma, and outline strategies for assisting parents and teachers as well as children. Readers will also find appendices with further resources for download on the book’s website.

Grounded in interdisciplinary research, the Handbook of Trauma, Traumatic Loss, and Adversity in Children is an important resource for mental health researchers and professionals working with children, adolescents, and families during the ongoing process of healing from traumatic exposure.

part I|1 pages


chapter 4|27 pages

Recognizing Risk and Protective Factors

Child-, Environment-, and Posttrauma Aftermath-Related Variables

part II|1 pages

Ages 0–3

chapter 5|31 pages

Development of Infants and Toddlers

chapter 7|16 pages

Treatment Methods for Infants and Toddlers

Ages 0–3

part III|1 pages

Ages 3–6

chapter 9|19 pages

The Impact of Trauma and Adversity

Ages 3–6

chapter 10|23 pages

Treatment Methods for Children Ages 3–6

part IV|1 pages

Ages 6–12

chapter 11|20 pages

Development in Children Ages 6–12

chapter 12|23 pages

Trauma’s Impact on Life and Developmental Domains

Ages 6–12

chapter 13|23 pages

Interventions for Children Ages 6–12

part V|1 pages

Ages 13–18+

part VI|1 pages

Issues for Working with, Teaching, or Living with Youth Exposed to Adversity