This is an outstanding tool for clinicians to use with traumatized children, adolescents as well as their caregivers. Four categories of cards correspond to common post-traumatic reactions including behavior reactions, body reactions, brain & thinking reactions, and feelings reactions.
The cards are effective throughout therapy. They can be used at the beginning of treatment to identify trauma symptoms that might otherwise not be identified. In addition to serving as an assessment tool the cards normalize many of the trauma reactions, helping clients realize they are not alone. The colorful illustrations complement the words on each card and will be valuable in engaging children of all ages (including adults).