While there are many trauma models for therapists, this book is unique in that it is directed to those who must live and work daily with these young people in parenting, teaching, and child and youth care. This book on trauma and resilience in the other 23 hours provides key concepts from research translated into strategies for success with children and young people who have experienced severe adversity and trauma, The Three Pillars stresses the importance of supportive and informed interactions in the lifespace, i.e., where young people live, study, work, and play. The authors explore the three core trauma-related needs of vulnerable young people: Safety, Connections, and Coping. Strategies to promote healing and growth are illustrated by the voices of children and young people who have surmounted trauma. Dr. Bath is a psychologist who has worked extensively with traumatized children, including serving as the first Commissioner for Children in the Northern Territory of Australia. Dr. Seita is a former youth at risk who is now a resilience researcher on the faculty of at Michigan State University.
University of Winnipeg Faculty of Education (2018). 136 pages. Hardcover.
“The authors offer a superbly succinct yet comprehensive summary of relevant literature combined with many specific strategies for concrete practice.”
—James Anglin, University of Victoria, Canada
“The authors have a fantastic ability to extract the pertinent points from the wealth of published material on trauma in an educational and understandable way.”
—Save the Children, Sweden
“This little book should be required reading for any new appointment in the child and youth care sector—everywhere!”
— Leon Fulcher, The International Child and Youth Care Network