Innovative Therapeutic Life Story Work
Therapeutic Life Story Work is an approach designed to enable traumatised children to explore, question and understand the past events of their lives. It aims to secure their future by strengthening attachment with their carers and providing the opportunity to develop a healthy sense of self and a feeling of wellbeing.
This new edited volume documents innovative ways in which Therapeutic Life Story Work has been developed. The book draws on the work of nine organisations implementing Therapeutic Life Story Work across the world, and it provides understanding and guidance for those working with children who have experienced trauma
The book illustrates current theory and practice and looks at how the approach is being used in a variety of settings including schools, intensive services, youth justice, out of home care and post-adoption support, highlighting its versatility. The importance of trauma-informed practice when working with vulnerable children is emphasised throughout, to help practitioners provide the best for the children in their care.
Paperback book, 329 pages.