Trauma and Teens aims to create increased therapeutic and empathetic understanding of adolescents and their traumas. Part One addresses four types of trauma – acute, chronic, complex, and historic or transgenerational – through a series of case studies. The author uses the voice of the teen, the voice of the parent or carer and the voice of the educator to present each case in detail, complete with suggested interventions. Part Two focuses on simplifying therapeutic concepts such as attachment theory and the stages of grief, and the final chapter offers strategies for ongoing management in the form of a ‘trauma toolbox’. This comprises grounding techniques for calming down or boosting energy, advice for self-care via good sleep and nutrition, and guidance for enabling troubled young people to feel secure, open up and begin the healing process by cultivating an attitude of PACE (Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy).
Frederique has more than twenty years of experience working as a trauma therapist with people in diverse and deprived areas in both the UK and the USA.
In the USA, she spent ten years in inner city Washington DC working with young people and adults who had experienced significant sexual, emotional and physical abuse and neglect. Since arriving in the UK 16 years ago, she has worked as a lead clinician, staff trainer and senior leader for students with Social, Emotional and Mental Health challenges in Sussex primary and secondary schools.
Frederique holds a BA from UCLA, an MA in International Relations from Tufts University and a MSW in Clinical Social Work from the University of Maryland. She is the founder and lead practitioner of Trauma Inform, a training and consultancy firm specialising in trauma and its impact (www.traumainform.com).
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd
Publication Date: April 2022
Table of Contents
PART 1: CASE STUDIES OF TEEN TRAUMA
Chapter 1: Bullying
Chapter 2: Parental abuse and neglect
Chapter 3: Identity issues
Chapter 4: Body image disorder
Chapter 5: Undiagnosed neurodiversity
Chapter 6: Natural disasters and pandemics
Chapter 7: Family problems
PART 2: IDEAS AND CONCEPTS
Chapter 8: Grief and loss
Chapter 9: Attachment theory and styles
Chapter 10: Trauma and our bodies
PART 3: TRAUMA TOOLBOX
Chapter 11: Working with PACE
Chapter 12: Self-regulation techniques
Chapter 13: The importance of self-care
Chapter 14: Key strategies for parents and carers
Chapter 15: Key strategies for educators
Graham Music | Psychotherapist, Trainer, Lecturer and Author –
Zoe Lyons | Comedian, Mock the Week star & Host of Lightning –
Cheryl Giovannoni | CEO of Girls Day School Trust –