Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children

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Editor(s) : Cathy Malchiodi

Contributor(s) : Susanne Carroll Duffy, Lennis Echterling, Cornelia Elbrecht, Claire Ghetti, Amber Elizabeth Gray, Craig Haen, Mary Pellicci Hamilton, Russell Hilliard, Laura Loumeau-May, Cathy Malchiodi, Margaret McGuinness, Laury Rappaport, Bart Santen, Kathy Schnur, Ellie Seibel-Nicol, Anne Stewart, Madoka Takada Urhausen, Annette Whitehead-Pleaux

Foreword by : Bruce Perry

Hardcover, 364 pages.

Item #518166

The newly revised second edition of this bestselling resource describes a range of creative approaches for facilitating children’s recovery from trauma. Creative therapy methods include play, art, music, movement, drama, and bibliotherapy. Issues addressed in this book include parental loss, child abuse, accidents, family violence, bullying, and mass trauma. Approaches to promoting resilience and preventing PTSD problems in children are also presented.

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Product Description

A trusted, bestselling resource, this volume demonstrates a range of creative approaches for facilitating children’s emotional reparation and recovery from trauma. Experts in play, art, music, movement, and drama therapy, as well as bibliotherapy, describe step-by-step strategies for working with children, families, and groups. Rich with case material and artwork, the book is both practical and user-friendly. Specific types of stressful experiences include parental loss, child abuse, family violence, bullying, and mass trauma. Important developments in neurobiology, self-regulation, and resilience and post-traumatic growth are highlighted in this substantial revision.

New to This Edition: Chapters on art therapy and EMDR, body maps and dissociation, sandtray play, resiliency-based movement therapy, work with clay, mindfulness, and stress reduction with music therapy. Updated and expanded discussions of trauma-informed therapy and the neurobiological basis for creative interventions. The chapter on mass violence has been extensively rewritten with new case material on the Sandy Hook school shooting.

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Weight 1.46 lbs
Dimensions 9.24 x 6.32 x 1.06 in


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