Dr. Steven Gray
Parents who struggle to maintain their sanity while a troubled youth is in the home know the frustration and discouragement that can easily develop. These concerned parents take their youngster from doctor to doctor, counselor after counselor, yet never fully understand or find long-term help for the problems.
However in his book, The Maltreated Child, Dr. Gray unravels for parents the complex world of the brain. He explores the underlying root causes that prompt adoptive/foster as well as biological youth to terrorize a home.
The first priority in helping these young persons is to discover what is fueling the behavioral mayhem. Unless parents/teachers have an understanding of what is producing the seemingly irrational actions, it is extremely hard to find workable and practical solutions.
Dr. Gray has been working with maltreated youth who face these difficulties for over two decades. He sees his job as helping parents discern the underlying causes of the young person’s behavior and providing answers specifically tailored for each child. In this book, the author blends his clinical expertise with his unique sense of humor to present down-in-the-trenches practical information for parents.