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Trauma Impacts

The Repercussions of Individual and Collective Trauma

Stone, Jessica / Grant, Robert J. / Mellenthin, Clair


1. Edition March 2024
272 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-394-17009-8
John Wiley & Sons

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A systems-oriented look at how unhealed trauma can prevent optimal functioning--and what to do about it

Trauma Impacts: Repercussions of Individual and Collective Trauma explores the many ways that traumatic experiences affect people from diverse backgrounds, as individuals and in groups. In chapters contributed by experts in their fields, this book offers a systemic overview of how trauma impacts all humans, then delves into the manifestations of trauma in specific populations like BIPOC communities, neurodivergent children, and those in helping professions. The book's third and final section looks at emerging modalities for working with trauma and implications for the future of trauma-focused therapy.

Ideal for anyone who works closely with individuals who have experienced trauma--therapists, educators, social workers, and beyond--Trauma Impacts will benefit from a thorough understanding on how trauma continues to influence lives, even long after the fact. Trauma can interfere with meeting basic needs, forming healthy relationships, and finding fulfillment in the pursuit of individual and collective goals. When we conceptualize these impacts, we become empowered to help people process their traumatic experiences, integrate the pain they have experienced, and lead more satisfying lives.
* Understand the intersectional effects of trauma on individuals and systems
* Discover hope for healing through real-world voices and current research
* Consider how collective trauma manifests in the lives of individuals
* Gain insights that can help you work more effectively with clients

About the Authors vii

Prologue: Trauma Impacts xv
Jackie Flynn

Foreword xix

Introduction xxiii
Clair Mellenthin and Jessica Stone

Section I The Impacts of Trauma

1 A Foundation for Human Connection and the Impact of Trauma 3
Fiona Hill

2 Dimensions of Deprivation 15
Rachel A. Altvater

3 Impact on Abilities for Personal Self-Care 27
Mary Anne Peabody

4 Relational Trauma in the Family System 41
Clair Mellenthin and Leanne Rohrbach-Stange

5 Trauma Impacts of COVID-19 55
Johnnie L. Jenkins, III

6 Suicide Risk and Social Isolation 69
Jonathan B. Singer and Margaret Ann Pauuw

Section II Trauma Impacts with Specific Populations

7 The Art of Being Brave: Building Resilience in Children with Medical Complexity 83
Patricia Carolyn Gilbaugh

8 Disasters 97
Steven L. Bistricky, Zara Kenigsberg, Mauricio Montes, Alexa Riobueno-Naylor, and Betty S. Lai

9 Trauma-Informed Considerations with Neurodivergent Children and Adolescents 111
Robert Jason Grant and Rachel Wethers

10 Exploring the Depths of BIPOC Experiences: The Repercussions of Individual and Collective Trauma 125
Liliana Baylon and Jose Tapia

11 Working with Refugees: Creating Connection and Therapeutic Refuge 139
Anne Stewart, Julia Linger, Jennifer Nelson Faulconer, and Hannah Jarrett

12 Impacts of Attachment Trauma on Children in Foster or Adoptive Care 153
Paris Goodyear-Brown and Theresa Fraser

13 When the Helper is in Crisis, Too 167
Lisa Dion

Section III Future Implications and Progressive Supports of Trauma Impacts

14 A Process-Oriented and Multilayered Approach to the Global Impacts of Trauma 181
Claudio Mochi and Isabella Cassina

15 Inoculation, Protection, and Processing: The Powers of Video Game Use with Trauma 195
Jessica Stone

16 Utilizing Tabletop Roleplaying Games in Treating Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 211
Brian Quinones and Shelby Somers

17 Social Media and Trauma 225
Kristine J. Doty-Yells and David P. Yells

Index 239
Jessica Stone, PhD, RPT-S, is a licensed psychologist working in a private practice setting. She has been a practitioner, professor, presenter, mentor, and author for more than 30 years. Dr. Stone's interest in therapeutic digital tools, specifically using virtual reality, tablets, and consoles, has culminated in clinical mental health use and research for mental health, medical, and crisis settings. She is the co-creator of the Virtual Sandtray App for iPad (VSA) and the Virtual Sandtray for Virtual Reality (VSA-VR). Dr. Stone is the past Chief Psychology Officer for AscendantVR, is a member of various boards, and serves as an affiliate of the East Carolina University College of Education Neurocognition Science Laboratory.

Robert Jason Grant, EdD, RPT-S, is the creator of AutPlay(r) Therapy. He is a therapist, supervisor, and consultant and utilizes several years of advanced training and his own lived neurodivergent experience to provide affirming services to children and their families. He is an international trainer and keynote presenter and multi-published author of several articles and books. He is currently serving on the board of directors for the Association for Play Therapy.

Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S, is a renowned clinical supervisor, international speaker, and acclaimed play therapist. As the author of best-selling book Attachment Centered Play Therapy, she brings unparalleled expertise to the field. With a wealth of experience as a play therapist and professor, Clair has significantly impacted the lives of numerous children and families. Recognized for her contributions, she is a sought-after expert in media, frequently sharing insights on children and family issues at both local and national levels. Clair's commitment to advancing the understanding and practice of play therapy has positioned her as an influential figure, shaping contemporary therapeutic approaches for children and leaving an enduring mark on the field.