With so many trauma treatments to choose from, how can a therapist know which is best for his or her client? In a single, accessible volume, Robin Shapiro explains them all, making sense of the treatment options available, their advantages and disadvantages, and how to determine which treatments are best suited to which clients.
This book gives self help readers, therapy clients, and therapists alike the skills to understand and implement eight keys to successful trauma healing: mindful identification of what is helpful, recognizing survival, having the option to not remember, creating a supportive inner dialogue, forgiving not being able to stop the trauma, understanding and sharing shame, finding your own recovery pace; mobilizing your body, and helping others.
Resource sheet no. 21 produced for the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse by Judy Atkinson (2013).
Although some Indigenous children grow up in safe environments, others experience trauma (ABS 2006, 2009; ABS & AIHW 2008; FaHCSIA 2011; Silburn et al. 2006). The trauma of historical events associated with colonisation of Indigenous land can pass to children (inter-generational trauma). Even if protected from the traumatic life experiences of family, some Indigenous children, like non-Indigenous children, directly experience trauma through exposure to an accident, family violence and abuse.
Although the effects of childhood trauma can be severe and long lasting, recovery can be mediated by appropriate interventions.
MHCC together with collaborating partners ASCA (Adults Surviving Child Abuse), ECAV (Education Centre against Violence) and PMHCCN Private Mental Health Consumer Carer Network Australia are advocating for a cultural and philosophical shift to promote Trauma informed Care and Practice be adopted broadly across a range of service systems in Australia