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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A traumatized child can heal and grow stronger and wiser by facing, coping with, and overcoming trauma and its aftermath. This is the promise of effective healing from trauma, of true therapeutic experience.
We are decidedly not helping traumatized children effectively cope and heal. While much of the field looks ... Examination of the known beliefs, rituals, and healing practices for loss and trauma that remain from aboriginal cultures ...
These aboriginal healing practices are repetitive, rhythmic, relevant, relational, respectful, and rewarding; they are experiences known to be effective in altering neural systems involved in the stress response in both animal models ...
Remembering and telling the truth about terrible events are prerequisites both for the restoration of the social order and for the healing of individual victims. (p. 1) Herman underscores that when an individual experiences a ...
A belief that has guided my work is found in the third noble truth of Buddhism: Human suffering can be ultimately transformed and healed. In more pragmatic terms, this means that recovery from trauma is possible in all individuals, ...
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