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ERIC Number: EJ1125813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Benefits of Child-Parent Psychotherapy for Recovery from Traumatic Loss: An Example of One Family's Strengths
Moore, Michelle B.; Osofsky, Joy D.
ZERO TO THREE, v34 n6 p9-13 Jul 2014
Child-parent psychotherapy (CPP) can strengthen the relationship and attachment between caregivers and children. Young children who have experienced multiple traumas, such as the destruction caused by a natural disaster and the sudden, traumatic loss of parents, depend on support of other caregivers for recovery and resilience. The case presentation describes the course of CPP for a young child and his maternal aunt who was also impacted by the loss of her sister and brother-in-law. The relationship-based treatment helped the child develop a secure, nurturing relationship with his aunt that gave them both the strength to keep moving forward following their losses. This case illustrates not only ways that young children can recover from trauma, but also the impact that the trauma can have on a family and steps that are needed to support resilience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana
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