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

Guia de recursos em português   Crianças e adolescentes com um historial de trauma complexo, assim como os seus cuidadores, podem enfrentar desafios únicos durante a pandemia do coronavírus (COVID-19). Este recurso, desenvolvido pelos Doutores Jana Pressley e Joseph Spinazzola, especialistas em trauma, através da Foundation Trust, esboça várias abordagens que podem ser úteis.

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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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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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What Is Complex Trauma?Guide for Youth

This youth-inspired and youth-vetted guide is one of the first resources on complex trauma designed specifically for independent use by trauma-impacted youth. Also appropriate for adult-supported use with younger children and select adolescents as needed. Employs plain language to advance understanding of complex trauma as a distinct form of psychological trauma. Identifies common effects of…

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nevoer give up-video

This gripping short film showcases a diverse ensemble of adolescents and young adults who share hard lessons learned in their efforts to endure and overcome developmental and systemic trauma. Written and produced by Dr. Joseph Spinazzola and colleagues, Never Give Up uniquely blends documentary and theatrical elements to achieve an authentic, insightful, and above all…

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This important study conducted by Dr. Joseph Spinazzola and his colleagues empirically demonstrates that disruption to early attachment relationships– even in the absence of more overt traumatic experiences such as physical or sexual abuse– is a primary driver of complex adaptation to trauma. The authors draw on data from a national clinical field trial to…

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Article

This exceptional review paper by Drs. Martin Teicher and Jacqueline Sampson synthesizes decades of neuroscientific research on childhood abuse and neglect to reveal three critically important truths. First, that all forms of attachment trauma in childhood, including “non-contact” forms of adversity such as emotional abuse, as well as traumas of omission such as emotional neglect,…

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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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