Trauma in Children and Young People: Reaching the Heart of the Matter

Author(s) : Christine Bradley, Author(s) : Francia Kinchington

Trauma in Children and Young People: Reaching the Heart of the Matter

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Reviews and Endorsements

‘This book was written by a practitioner steeped in therapeutic work with trauma. It offers invaluable insight to professionals working in a range of settings, such as residential units or schools. It is recommended as a guide for both experienced practitioners and those starting to navigate their way in the complex field of trauma and its aftermath.’
Graham Music, PhD, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Tavistock Centre, Author of Nurturing Natures and Nurturing Children

‘Building on the pioneering work of Winnicott and her own professional experience, Bradley has integrated recent findings to produce a model of practice which offers structure whilst fostering spontaneity and creativity. This framework makes a valuable contribution, enabling practitioners to build a deeper understanding of the children in their care and provide them with the individualised therapeutic care they need to recover from profound early trauma.'
Adrian Sutton, MB BS, FRC Psych., Professor, Director, Squiggle Foundation, Hon Senior Lecturer in Medical Education, University of Manchester

‘Early trauma too often results in lives that are overwhelmed by the challenge of managing life itself. It can lead to life-long destructive behaviour and – as I have seen too often in my work with prisoners – condemns damaged young people to a criminal justice system ill-equipped to do anything but add to their profound and enduring sense of dislocation. There is a better answer, a life-changing answer – effective, proven, therapeutic intervention. This important and urgent book should be required reading for all involved in policy-making and funding decisions around young people, setting out clearly and persuasively what can be done is based on Christine Bradley’s four decades of working in the field and the extraordinary results that follow.'
Peter Stanford, Writer, Editor, and Director, the Longford Trust for Prison Reform

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