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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... or that we will find the subset of the most genetically vulnerable individuals to target with our interventions; or that we will be able to put all traumatized children into a one-size-fits-all, easy-to-export, 20-session group ...
At that time, very little literature and research on traumatized children were available, in contrast to the current interest in the effects of trauma on individuals of all ages and the now widespread acceptance that children do indeed ...
In more pragmatic terms, this means that recovery from trauma is possible in all individuals, including our child clients. All children have the potential to reenact and retell their experiences through creative expression, ...
It is with great respect that I take this opportunity to acknowledge individuals in the field of trauma who have helped to make this book possible. First, I want to thank Bruce D. Perry, whose seminal contributions to the field of child ...
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