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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ISBN-13: 978-1-59385-615-1 (hardcover : alk. paper) ISBN-10: 1-59385-615-6 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1. Psychic trauma in children—Treatment. 2. Post-traumatic stress disorder in children—Treatment. 3. Art therapy for children.
... spent in treating it each year, but also in the lost potential of creativity and productivity when a child's humanity is shattered. All too often children are diminished by the trauma they have experienced. Yet this need not be.
... 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 treatment protocol, I would suggest that, instead, we look back.
The contributing authors in this volume, each of whom uses action-oriented, creative interventions in their work with traumatized children, all agree on one thing: sensory, hands-on methods are an essential part of effective treatment ...
We all endure trauma at one point or another as adults; unfortunately, many of the children we see in treatment have had to endure the suffering that trauma brings throughout their young lives. A belief that has guided my work is found ...
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