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A curated collection of Books, Videos, Articles and more to educate consumers, caregivers and professionals about Complex Trauma.

New Psychotherapy Book Provides Practical Blueprint for How the Body Changes the Score with Children and Youth Impacted by Complex Trauma

by Jana Pressley, Psy.D., & Joseph Spinazzola, Ph.D., The Foundation Trust   North Atlantic Press’s 2020 publication of the long-awaited book: Transforming Trauma in Children and Adolescents: An Embodied Approach to Somatic Regulation, Trauma Processing, and Attachment-Building was a welcome ray of sunshine during what will be remembered for generations to come as an exceptionally dark…

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Complex Trauma-Informed Residential Services for Children, Youth, and Young Adults

Various facets of complex trauma-informed residential services are explored in a newly-compiled series of resources developed by the Foundation Trust’s Dr. Joseph Spinazzola, Kaitlyn Marie Wilson and their colleagues. The resources include two fact sheets to support residential program administrators and multidisciplinary staff members to better understand and respond to the effects of complex trauma…

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Pandemia De Coronavirus (COVID-19) Estrategias de Afrontamiento para Adultos y Jóvenes con un Historial de Trauma Complejo

Los adultos, niños, y adolescentes con antecedentes de trauma complejo, así como sus cuidadores, pueden enfrentar desafíos únicos durante la pandemia de Coronavirus (COVID-19). Este recurso, desarrollado por los expertos en trauma, los Dres. Jana Pressley y Joseph Spinazzola a través de The Foundation Trust, describe varios enfoques que pueden ayudar. Recurso para los adultos:…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandémie Stratégies d’adaptation pour les adultes et les jeunes avec une histoire de traumatisme complexe

Le présent guide de ressources a été compilé afin d’aider les survivants d’un traumatisme complexe à s’adapter à la situation stressante actuelle ou à une période de crise mondiale. Drs. Jana Pressley et Joseph Spinazzola par le biais de la Foundation Trust, décrit plusieurs approches qui peuvent aider.   Ressource pour les adultes: Lire et…

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New Resource: Understanding Childhood Trauma and Your Family

View the links below to access a brief pamphlet on understanding trauma with resources for families and caregivers. The pamphlet, available in multiple languages, includes links to services to assist in locating child trauma therapists in Massachusetts. English Spanish Brazilian Portuguese Cape Verdean Creole

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Book – Treating Risky and Compulsive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors

This clinically-focused guide instructs therapists in how to best understand high risk behavior through the lens of complex trauma and survival-based coping.  Briere explains often misunderstood and maligned symptoms – such as self-injury, compulsive sexual behaviors, binge eating, reactive aggression – as distress reduction behaviors.  Illuminating the process through which trauma survivors learn to numb,…

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