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Help for Traumatized Children

Written on: January 12th, 2010 by: in Blog Posts

Recently, Matt Denn wrote about the state’s response to the Bradley child-abuse case on his blog- included last week’s decision to allocate all available victim assistance funds to the case and extend in-home counseling and Spanish-household outreach under the direction of the State’s Department of Services to Children, Youth and their Families.

UPDATED 1/19/10: DSCYF has also created a web-resource related to the Bradley case, which includes links to articles on how to respond to a child’s disclosure of abuse, where to find a trauma counselor in Delaware, and Q&As about trauma and counseling. You can see these resources at this link. The Division of Libraries has also created an online resource guide, and additional contact info and descriptions of services for a number of Delaware organizations providing these types of service can be found at the Delaware Community Resources Exchange wiki.

Most Delaware public libraries offer numerous books and other material related to child abuse therapy, including books targeted to children as well as guides and advice to parents and other family members. Pittsburgh Action Against Rape recommends the following books which are available from Delaware libraries in Kent and Sussex counties:

For kids-

For teens and adults-

Delaware Technical and Community College campus libraries and the Wilmington University collection, newly available to Delaware Library Catalog users, include substantial professional and academic works on the subject. These include the following works recommended by the Veteran’s Administration’s Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders: