Working with Relational and Developmental Trauma in Children and Adolescents.
viii, 231 p.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
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New York, NY 20017
This book draws on a range of theoretical perspectives to explore the multi-layered complex and dynamic area of trauma, loss, and disrupted attachment on babies, children, adolescents, and the systems around them. It examines the impact of relational and development trauma and toxic stress on children’s bodies, brains, relationships, behaviors, cognitions, and emotions. The text begins with a chapter that reviews the types of trauma and losses which children have experienced, as well as the interplaying factors which need to be considered. The differences between a posttraumatic stress disorder framework, and a relational and developmental trauma one are discussed. Following chapters address: the impact of relational and developmental trauma on emotional and behavioral dysregulation; a body-based and sensory approach to relational and developmental trauma; strength, resilience, and hope-based practices; multilayered psychological assessments of relational and developmental trauma; therapeutic re-parenting those who have experienced relational and developmental trauma and loss; therapeutic models, approaches, and ingredients for children and their families who have experienced relational and developmental trauma; creating a team around the worker and a positive self-care culture; making schools more trauma and attachment-sensitive; working effectively with unaccompanied asylum-seeking young peoples; a relational and developmental trauma perspective of children’s residential homes; and using an attachment and trauma framework to address gang activity, antisocial, and youth offending behavior. Chapters include case examples and reflective and practice exercises. Numerous references.
attachment disorder; children; adolescents; antisocial behavior; trauma informed practice; childhood trauma; parent child relationships; resilience; therapeutic intervention; school linked services; juvenile delinquency; CHILD DEVELOPMENT; UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN