Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children
Cathy A. Malchiodi
Guilford Press, Jan 8, 2008 - Psychology - 332 pages
Rich with case material and artwork samples, this volume demonstrates a range of creative approaches for facilitating children's emotional reparation and recovery from trauma. Contributors include experienced practitioners of play, art, music, movement and drama therapies, bibliotherapy, and integrative therapies, who describe step-by-step strategies for working with individual children, families, and groups. The case-based format makes the book especially practical and user-friendly. Specific types of stressful experiences addressed include parental loss, child abuse, accidents, family violence, bullying, and mass trauma. Broader approaches to promoting resilience and preventing posttraumatic problems in children at risk are also presented.
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Every generation from the Stone Age through thousands of cultures to the modern era has been challenged with war, famine, plague, murder, and rape— and always the most vulnerable, particularly children, have suffered the most.
When I began working as an art therapist and mental health counselor for children from violent homes, I had very little knowledge about the effects of psychological trauma. At that time, very little literature and research on ...
This story is a testament to the impact of creative intervention with children, underscoring that something as simple as pencils and paper can give a voice to those who may not be otherwise heard. Being able to communicate what has ...
First, I want to thank Bruce D. Perry, whose seminal contributions to the field of child trauma are wide-reaching and inspirational to literally thousands of helping professionals. There is no one more worthy of writing a foreword to ...
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