The essential resource for anyone working with children or teens who have experienced trauma – provides an overview of the latest theory, good practice and a treasure trove of activities and handouts – a valuable addition to your bookshelf which is destined to be used again and again.
Like a treasure chest, this resource overflows with valuable resources – information, ideas and techniques to inspire and support those working with children who have experienced relational and developmental trauma. Drawing on a range of therapeutic models including systemic, psychodynamic, trauma, sensory, neurobiological, neurocognitive, attachment, cognitive behavioural, and creative ideas, Dr Karen Treisman explains how we understand trauma and its impact on children, teens and their families. She details how it can be seen in symptoms such as nightmares, sleeping difficulties, emotional dysregulation, rage, and outbursts.
Theory and strategies are accompanied by a treasure trove of practical, creative, and ready-to-use resources including over 100 illustrated worksheets and handouts, top tips, recommended sample questions, and photographed examples.
‘As a Treasure Box, Treisman has created exactly what it says on the tin. Embedded in the relational world of development, this book takes us on a journey of thoughtful, sensitive, creative and deeply moving interventions. The lives and minds of children and young people can only be enriched if we embed this magic in our work.’
– John Simmonds, OBE, Director of Policy, Research and Development at CoramBAAF, London
‘This book is an extraordinary achievement. It is packed with myriad, tools, methods and suggestions that will be indispensable to therapists, parents and anyone working with traumatised kids. Most importantly, the book’s simplicity is deceptive as every page is built on the firm foundations of the latest science and a deep understanding of the effects of developmental trauma. I predict this will be a book that trauma therapists will be scared to leave home without.’
– Dr. Graham Music, Consultant Psychotherapist, Tavistock Clinic and author of Nurturing Natures
‘Are you working with traumatized children? Karen Treisman’s book is a MUST read!’
– Liana Lowenstein MSW, RSW, CPT-S, Registered Clinical Social Worker, Certified Play Therapist-Supervisor and Certified TF-CBT Therapist
Dr. Karen Treisman is a specialist clinical psychologist, trainer, and author, working in London, UK. Karen is also the Director of Safe Hands and Thinking Minds Training and Consultancy services.