Reaching the Vulnerable Child: Therapy with Traumatised Children
Jane Rymaszewska and Terry Philpot,
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
STAR RATING: 5/5
I recently attended a day course led by SACCS personnel and in looking at this book was mindful of the content of that day, writes Lynne Fordyce.
Midlands agency SACCS has earned itself a good reputation for its work with abused children using an integrated therapeutic model, which, alongside individual work, provides a care structure that allows a damaged child to reform their emotional self and repair damage done. Publications involving SACCS therefore have a sound clinical base.
This book is illustrated throughout with stories of recovering children, alongside descriptions of a wide range of techniques using expressive arts and play to foster both verbal and non-verbal communication, and explanations about the impact of abuse on a child’s development.
It describes the importance of communicating with carers throughout.
This book can be dipped into or read from cover to cover, a boon for any busy therapist or social worker wishing to develop therapy. It also provides exercises for the reader so that they are in touch with a child’s feelings and predicaments.
It is well worth adding to your library.
Lynne Fordyce is a member of a systemic therapeutic service for traumatised children, East Leeds PCT