The Simple Guide to Collective Trauma: What It Is, How It Affects Us and How to Help
Published by: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Published: July 2021
112 Pages, 128.00 x 196.00 x 6.00 mm
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· What is collective trauma?
· How can it impact children and communities?
· What can we do about it?
Providing accessible answers to these complex questions and more, this guide explores the key characteristics of collective trauma and provides practical advice on how to help children, young people and communities to heal.
Collective trauma affects communities, families and individuals. This book highlights its impacts and with examples such as grief and loss, outlines how it can manifest. With guidance on building individual, communal and cultural resilience, this book is an invaluable resource to better understand and support children and young people dealing with collective trauma.
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Collective Trauma
Chapter 2: The Power of Relationships.
Chapter 3: The Centrality of Safety.
Chapter 4: The Impact of Collective Trauma on Normal Life
Chapter 5 Parenting and Supporting the Parents and Carers
Chapter 6: Big Strong Emotions
Chapter 7: Creative Ideas and Activities to Help
Chapter 8: Grief, Loss and Bereavement
Chapter 9: Trauma Informed Culture
Chapter 10: Building for the future, Resilience and Post Traumatic Growth
Betsy de Thierry's Simple Guides never fail to deliver common sense, easy to follow explanations for understanding and helping children and adults who are struggling due to trauma. Reading them for the first time, as a foster carer and parent support worker, I felt a sense of hope and empowerment to tackle scary issues with confidence.~Alison Whealy, Foster Parent, Parent Support Worker, and Teacher
This new book in the collection, The Simple Guide to Collective Trauma, doesn't disappoint. With a great balance of information from the field of psychotherapy, Betsy's own experience as a therapist and straightforward, easy to access guides to working with those who have experienced collective trauma, this book is simply brilliant. The message of hope that is heard throughout the book sets it apart as a must read for everyone who is supporting those effected by Collective Trauma or who have experienced it themselves.
This timely text will serve as an accessible and useful resource for busy professionals and parents/carers alike. As with the other texts in this series, Betsy again both demystifies and illuminates complex issues while also equipping the reader with practical skills. ~Bec Mason, Children and Families Practice Trainer (Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Partnership)