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By Cathy A. Malchiodi PhD ATR-BC LPCC, Bruce D. Perry MD PhD

Rich with case fabric and art samples, this quantity demonstrates a number artistic techniques for facilitating kid's emotional reparation and restoration from trauma. individuals contain skilled practitioners of play, paintings, tune, circulate and drama treatments, bibliotherapy, and integrative treatments, who describe step by step innovations for operating with person childrens, households, and teams. The case-based structure makes the ebook specially sensible and common. particular different types of annoying reports addressed comprise parental loss, baby abuse, injuries, kinfolk violence, bullying, and mass trauma. Broader ways to selling resilience and combating posttraumatic difficulties in teenagers in danger also are presented.

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The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) (2006) cites “cultural identity”—the culture with which someone identifies and looks to for accepted standards of behavior—as a factor in the treatment of childhood trauma. The NCTSN (2005) underscores that children and adolescents from minority backgrounds are at “increased risk for trauma exposure” (p. 1). Disasters also pose risks for children of ethnic minorities and in developing countries because of 28 BASICS OF PRACTICE socioeconomic and political conditions, increasing the likelihood of more severe symptoms.

Over the course of several meetings, Rosa related the following story in drawings and spontaneous narrative: “A little girl is being hurt by a man who hits her with a baseball bat and sometimes his hands. He hurts the mother, too. The mother and the little girl try to run. He keeps hurting them with the bat. He hits the little girl really hard and hurts her face. There is blood on the mother. 1]. The little girl is real afraid that the man will get in. 2]. The mother takes the little girl to the hospital and she gets a bandage put on.

There is general agreement that traumatic events similar to the ones Mark has experienced take a toll on the body as well as the mind. After a significant trauma, the “body remembers” (Levine, 1997; Rothchild, 2000), and, as van der Kolk (1994) notes in the title of his book, “the body keeps the score” of emotional experiences. Memory Storage The way in which memory is stored is also important to understanding the brain and traumatic events. In brief, there are two types of memory: explicit and implicit.

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