Healing Child Trauma Through Restorative Parenting

Healing Child Trauma Through Restorative Parenting

A Model for Supporting Children and Young People

Book - 2016
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Jessica Kingsley Pub
How can we help heal children who have been abused or neglected? Healing Child Trauma Through Restorative Parenting details how children can be helped to recover with the use of Restorative Parenting, an innovative model informed by psychological and neurological understanding of trauma and its effects. It explains the critical role that people, relationships and the environment play in a child's recovery. It shows what constitutes a therapeutic environment, whereby a child experiences therapy not as one-to-one sessions but as a lived experience. The authors show how other components of the model - building therapeutic relationships, promoting positive education and encouraging clinically informed life style choices - are intimately linked, each critical to the re-parenting which the child undergoes.This book will be welcomed by professionals working with children, including those in residential, health and foster care, psychology, education and health, as well as those commissioning services. The models, concepts and practices are transferable to public, private and charitable agencies.
A pioneering model of child care, Restorative Parenting is specifically tailored to help children to recover from abuse or neglect. The concepts are clinically informed and can be implemented in a range of children's services, including residential care, foster care and health care.

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Robinson, a clinical psychologist at the children's home that developed the model, and Philpot, a writer and journalist who has written on social care, outline a restorative parenting model meant to help children in residential care recover from developmental trauma from negative parenting due to problems like abuse or neglect. The model works with children who cannot live with their birth families and have not been helped by mainstream foster and residential care, and it involves therapeutic re-parenting by residential workers that focuses on addressing the emotional, behavioral, social, and developmental needs of the child, and the role of people, relationships, and the environment of the residential home in recovery. They discuss the home environment, the role of the therapeutic parent, long-term aspects, the role of schools, and staff consultation with a psychologist and the child's relationship with other professionals. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Publisher: London ;, Philadelphia :, Jessica Kingsley Publishers,, 2016
ISBN: 9781849056991
Characteristics: 130 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Philpot, Terry - Author


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