Therapeutic approaches in work with traumatized children and young people: theory and practice

    THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES IN WORK WITH TRAUMATIZED CHILDREN
    AND YOUNG PEOPLE: THEORY AND PRACTICE

    Patrick Tomlinson, Jessica Kingsley

    ISBN 1843101874, £16.95

    Star Rating: 3/5

    At times of financial constraints for therapeutic residential
    facilities for traumatised young people, this is a refreshing “back
    to basics” approach, writes Panos Vostanis. Such children have
    complex emotional, behavioural and social needs.

    The text draws on the author’s experience and wealth of material
    from staff discussions.

    The therapeutic framework (which is predominantly Winnicott’s
    object relations model) is applied to this client group and
    integrated into all aspects of their care (comprising everyday
    routines, education, play and interaction with peers and
    adults).

    A meaning and understanding of a vulnerable child’s inner world
    is thus attached to a range of care activities and behavioural
    strategies.

    The additional material on child-adult, staff dynamics,
    supervision and management, will be of great interest to a wide
    range of residential staff, social workers, foster carers,
    therapists and educationalists caring for or working with
    emotionally needy children and young people.

    Panos Vostanis is professor of child and adolescent
    psychiatry, University of Leicester
    .

    More from Community Care

    Comments are closed.