May 13, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 50 Pages - 12 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138360471 - CAT# K396237
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At time children are unable or unwilling to access or engage with emotional and mental health support services. Often members of a child’s support network are therefore required to provide this emotional guidance and support to children. This resource book is intended to be used as a guide by families and friends, school staff, and any other adults supporting children who have experienced trauma, to help them to provide the emotional guidance these children need.
Guide to Re-building Trust with Traumatised Children aims to educate the reader about trauma and the impact of an insecure attachment, how it may impact a child, how to support a child, as well as understanding different behaviours. The guide suggests many practical ideas and activities designed to help children to build more positive relationships, feel safe within their world, as well as express and explore their emotions. There is a section on self-care for adults, and advice about when a referral to a specialist service may be required.
This guide was designed to be used by any person supporting a child who has experienced trauma or an insecure attachment no matter their previous understanding of these issues. It is specifically written to be as accessible and as user friendly as possible to help rather than hinder the user. It can also be used alone, or alongside the story book The House That Wouldn’t Fall Down.
1. Trauma and Attachment
2. Supporting Children
3. My Back Pack
4. Brain Education
5. Communicating and Calming
9. Senses and Making Connections
10. Expressing Emotion
11. Key Person Activities
12. Movement Breaks
14. Additional Support