Grounded in theory and research on complex childhood trauma, this book provides an accessible, flexible, and comprehensive framework for intervention with children and adolescents and their caregivers. It is packed with practical clinical tools that are applicable in a range of settings, from outpatient treatment centers to residential programs. Rather than presenting a onGrounded in theory and research on complex childhood trauma, this book provides an accessible, flexible, and comprehensive framework for intervention with children and adolescents and their caregivers. It is packed with practical clinical tools that are applicable in a range of settings, from outpatient treatment centers to residential programs. Rather than presenting a one-size-fits-all treatment model, the authors show how to plan and organize individualized interventions that promote resilience, strengthen child–caregiver relationships, and restore developmental competencies derailed by chronic, multiple stressors. More than 45 reproducible handouts, worksheets, and forms are featured; the large-size format facilitates photocopying....
|Title||:||Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents: How to Foster Resilience through Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency|
|Number of Pages||:||372 Pages|
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Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents: How to Foster Resilience through Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency Reviews
Great framework for working with trauma - describes a set of domains and very specific, practical tools and methods for working to build resiliency/ skills within each domain. Very clear explanations of how trauma can often affect these different domains, and what skills children/ young people need to develop. I like that it includes residential/ milieu settings as well as outpatient therapy - the tools and exercises are portrayed in a very flexible manner that can be adapted for a range of different services. This book was fairly broad in methods, drawing on somatic, cognitive behavioral, and "general" affect-focused therapy styles. The book is well organized and easy to use. There are a ton of handouts in the appendix.I thought the book should give more guidance on engaging with caregivers. The whole section on "Attachment" focuses on working with caregivers, which is appropriate, but it mostly seems to assume that you've already built rapport with them and convinced them they should be involved in therapy/ treatment. In my experience, engaging parents/ caregivers is one of the biggest hurdles for therapists.I liked that they integrated suggestions about cultural issues, but many of them stayed fairly surface level, along the lines of "Be responsive to your client's culture." Well, yeah. Also, the very beginning speaks to how being a racial/cultural minority or living in poverty might affect a child's outcome, yet there's no further exploration in the book of how racism or economic oppression might BE trauma - or how these issues might come up in counseling/ treatment.I have some differences of opinion around some of the somatic-based interventions, but they are subtle/ technical, and I can agree to disagree.
An immensely practical guide that advocates a collaborative systems approach to working with children with complex trauma. Inspired from the trenches of the Trauma Center in Massachusetts, spearheaded by the powerhouse Bessel van der Kolk, Blaustein and Kinniburgh do a commendable job delivering an approach to trauma work that is flexible, versatile, and coherent. With sensitivity to development, context, and larger systems, the reader will come away with many hands-on tools (i.e. - worksheets, exercises, activities, etc.) for working with youth of all ages and their significant caregivers, especially those also impacted by trauma themselves.
An excellent resource for clinicians!I wish I had read this book earlier in my career! It has so much valuable information for helping youth with complex trauma histories. I highly recommend this book!
This is a fantastic book that I highly recommend to anyone working with children or adolescents who have challenging behaviours or have experienced developmental trauma. The book is written for clinicians, but any one working with youth can pick out the gems of wisdom in this book.As a part of my school's development we will be using the ARC (Attachment self-Regulation, and Competency) framework to help us create a school that is sensitive to the needs and triggers of students who have developmental trauma and that will ultimately create the safety required for students to begin processing trauma.
There were several chapters that I felt deserved 5 stars, but overall I felt that this book was heavy on a variety of too-specific techniques. Better books have focused on overall attitude and building an understanding of how trauma affects our children. The techniques make my head spin, or rehash basic parenting principles. Better as a resource for therapists to turn to when they are out of ideas than as a book to help caregivers - and, even then, I'm not sure most of the techniques are that new. The attunement chapter was wonderful, though.
Great book for those who find themselves working with this particular population. I learned a lot about different interventions that I can use and (mostly) cater to the adolescent population. I like that there are a lot of worksheets/resources in the back of the book, also.
Awesome reference book for treating trauma impacted children. I just finished a year long learning collaborative training with the author and feel a lot more equipped as a therapist to engage in this work.