Therapeutic Treasure Box for Working with Children and Adolescents with Developmental Trauma: Creative Techniques and Activitiesby Karen Treisman Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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- Pbk 424 pages
- AU$73.00 NZ$77.39
1. Introduction to Using the Book, Guiding Principles, and Underpinning Rationale. 2. Tools for Supporting the Assessment, Engagement, and Building Rapport with Young People. 3. Working Towards Establishing Multi-Levelled Safety (Inner Safety, Emotional Safety, Physical Safety, Felt Safety). 4. Strategies for Supporting Children who have Experienced Relational and Developmental Trauma to Identify, Label, Express, and Regulate their Feelings. 5. Strength, Resilience, and Hope-Based Practices: Finding Ways to Identify, Notice, Celebrate and Build on Children's Strengths, Skills, Resilience and Positive Qualities. 6. Strengthening and Supporting "Parent-Child" Relationships, Relational Trust, and Interpersonal Connections. 7. Team Around the Family- Caring for the Caring- Holding Carers in Safe Hands, Thinking Minds, and Regulating Bodies. 8. Strategies for Understanding, Reducing and Managing Outbursts, Tantrums, Rage, and Expressions of Dysregulation. 9. Supporting Children who are Experiencing Nightmares and Sleep Difficulties. 10. Preparing, Planning, Reflecting on, and Expressing Endings, Changes, Goodbyes, and Transitions.
Overflowing with creative ideas and activities, the thing that makes this resource especially valuable is its sensitivity to the ever-present need for safe containment when using intervention. The author gently prompts our awareness of how creative ways of working can provide safe access to the treasures within, for the children so often hardest to reach. Logically organised and indexed, each section is held together by well-written, informative insights.