Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents, 2ed: How to Foster Resilience through Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency

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Margaret E Blaustein, Kristine M Kinniburgh

  • Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents, 2ed

372 pages
ISBN: 9781462537044

Tens of thousands of clinicians have used this book - now revised & expanded with 50% new material - to plan & organise effective interventions for children & adolescents who have experienced complex trauma, as well as their parents & other caregivers. The Attachment, Regulation, & Competency (ARC) framework can be used in a wide range of settings to strengthen child - caregiver relationships & support healthy development & positive functioning. Packed with case vignettes & user-friendly clinical tools, the volume identifies key treatment goals & provides flexible intervention strategies & skills. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book includes 79 reproducible handouts & forms. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download & print the reproducible materials.

New to This Edition:

  • Reflects the ongoing development of ARC, including important refinements to foundational strategies & treatment targets.
  • More than 30 additional handouts & worksheets; all reproducible tools are now downloadable.
  • Greater attention to caregiver skill development throughout.
  • Addresses ways ARC is being used in non-traditional settings (schools, day care, primary care practices) as well as diverse clinical contexts.

Table of Contents


I. Overview

  • 1. The Developmental Impact of Trauma
  • 2. Child Development, the Human Danger Response, and Adaptation: A Three-Part Model for Understanding Child Behaviors
  • 3. The Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency Treatment Framework

II. Attachment

  • 4. Caregiver Management of Affect
  • 5. Attunement
  • 6. Consistent Caregiver Response
  • 7. Building Routines and Rituals
  • Beyond Attachment: The Role of the Caregiving System in Building and Supporting Regulation and Competency

III. Self-Regulation

  • 8. Affect Identification
  • 9. Modulation
  • 10. Affect Expression

IV. Competency

  • 11. Strengthening Executive Functions
  • 12. Self-Development and Identity

V. Integration

  • 13. Trauma Experience Integration

A Postscript


  • Appendix A. Provider Materials
  • Appendix B. Caregiver Educational Materials and Worksheets
  • Appendix C. Group Activities
  • Appendix D. Youth Educational Handouts and Worksheets
  • Appendix E. Milieu–Systems Materials

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