Child Trauma and Attachment in Common Sense and Doodles


A Practical Guide, Second Edition.

Trauma and attachment are commonly used terms, but are complex concepts. ‘Trauma’ refers to negative experiences that cause us to fear for our safety, whilst ‘attachment’ describes meaningful relationships with someone we love or respect. Why, then, is so much of the language surrounding these concepts so obscure, and why is it so challenging to help children who have experienced trauma, and lack healthy attachment bonds? Providing grounded advice accompanied by accessible ‘doodles’ throughout, this guide aims to bring some clarity to the subject. It explains the differing attachment patterns in children who are adopted, fostered, or have experienced early trauma. The book also provides advice on how to repair attachment difficulties and to build secure, loving relationships. With new material on cultural diversity and sexual exploitation as well as specific guidance for trafficked and asylum-seeking children, this fully updated new edition provides you with all you need to know.

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Author Bio:

Miriam Silver (Author) Dr Miriam Silver is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who specialises in parenting, attachment issues and the impact of early trauma. She has led a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services team providing services for looked after and adopted children as well as conducting court expert witness work in Care proceedings. She holds two academic posts and has conducted research in risk and resilience factors in adoptive matching and the development, mental health and wellbeing of children who no longer live with their biological family. For several years she was chair of the national network of Clinical Psychologists working with Looked After and Adopted Children within the British Psychological Society.

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