It takes a village to raise a child is an old African proverb.
Everywhere we turn, there seems to be another book or article on trauma treatment with the individual child. But there are three missing core pieces.
Great therapy is both process and content.
How do you integrate this knowledge to move from treating the traumatized child to treating the traumatized family?
Mental health is a vast profession with hundreds of specializations and numerous types of clients.
“Contrary to popular belief, trauma can be healed… without long hours of therapy; without painful reliving of memories; and without a continuing reliance on medication.”
As mental health professionals, we know traumatized families often are stuck in negative thinking.
You know family relationships are complicated.
Your traumatized family can retell their trauma story by using an experiential technique called strongholds to bring about deep healing.
This episode of Family Trauma Step-by-Step Tools covers how to get therapy progress to really stick.
When treatment ends, how do we prevent our traumatized children and families from relapsing?
Treatment with traumatized families and children will often fail when the trauma therapist fails to both troubleshoot and conduct dress rehearsals.
Sixteen-year-old Lucy and her family are hopelessly stuck in the weeds.
I will never forget the phone call.
Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?
We have to get out of the weeds.
“Knowing is half the battle.” — GI Joe
What causes traumatized children and families to get stuck and unable to move forward?