Children Recovering from Complex Trauma: From Wound to Scar

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Author: Nicole Vliegen, Eileen Tang, Patrick Meurs

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 29/11/22

ISBN: 9780367726287

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Children Recovering from Complex Trauma: From Wound to Scar draws on the latest knowledge and research on complex trauma in children, as well as the authors’ expertise, in order to outline a trauma-sensitive approach to these children and their parents.

The first part of the book describes the emotional and relational dynamics underlying these children’s behaviour. The second part of the book offers a glimpse behind the scenes of the authors’ psychotherapy practice, elaborating the processes of change and growth that can enable developmental recovery ‘from wound to scar’ in children who have experienced complex trauma. As such, the book aims to ‘demystify’ what psychotherapy with a traumatised child may look like, as well as offer insights and tools which can support carers in their daily interactions with these children.

This book will be of great use to the adoptive parents and foster carers of children who have experienced complex trauma, and the care professionals (e.g., teachers, foster care workers) who work with them.