This short work by Psychologist Howard Bath enumerates his three pillars of successful outcomes for children who have experienced trauma.

First is giving the child a feeling of safety, which comes from not only physical safety, but also emotional safety. This means supplying the child with consistency, reliability, predictability, availability honesty and transparency. The second pillar is the establishment of connections. Important for any human beings, research shows that developing close connections with children who’ve experienced trauma can be twice as effective as any therapeutic intervention. Lastly, is the ability for individuals to manage their emotions, a core issue for those who’ve experienced trauma. Techniques in problem solving and self-regulatory skills can be taught.

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