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ERIC Number: EJ869927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1089-5701
Clinician or Witness? The Intervener's Relationship with Traumatized Children
Steele, William
Reclaiming Children and Youth, v17 n3 p44-47 Fall 2008
To heal the hurt child, one begins not as a clinician but as a person trying to witness how the child experiences trauma. This requires more than just talking since the child's terrifying memories are stored in the brain's senses and visual imagery, not in rational thoughts and words. The goal is to change these frightening sensory experiences which hold the child hostage. This article features The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC) (www.tlcinstitute. org). The Institute has developed an evidence-based approach known as Structured Sensory Interventions for Traumatized Children, Adolescents, and Parents (SITCAP). This TLC sensory approach is widely used in schools and agencies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A