This comprehensive core textbook analyzes how resilient people navigate the troubled waters of life’s traumas and identifies how learning about resilience may help cultivate this quality in other, less resilient, people. Author Morley D. Glicken explains the inner self-healing processes of resilient people and helps individuals training in the helping professions to learn to use these processes in working with their clients.

How Resilient Children Cope with Abuse

How resilient children cope with abuse

Lambie (2005) reports that approximately 5 million cases of suspected child abuse were reported to Child Protective Services (CPS) nationally in 2000. By 2003, 2,400 children were found by CPS and the courts to be victims of abuse each day. Nationally, each week, CPS agencies receive more than 50,000 reports of suspected child abuse, but estimates indicate that for every child whose abuse is reported, there are five more children whose abuse goes unreported (Prevent Child Abuse America, 2003). According to Lambie (2005), over 18,000 children a year suffer permanent injuries as a result of child abuse.

Miller (1999, p. 32) indicates that the following are common symptoms of children who have been abused: high ...

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