The Simple Guide to Child Trauma – Book Review


From the Cover of The Simple Guide to Child Trauma: What It Is and How to Help by Betsy de Thierry:

“What is trauma?
How does it affect children?
How can adults help?

Providing straightforward answers to these complex questions, The Simple Guide to Child Trauma is the perfect starting point for any adult caring for, or working with, a child who has experienced trauma. It will help them to understand more about a child’s emotional and behavioural responses following trauma and provides welcome strategies to aid recovery. Reassuring advice will also rejuvenate adults’ abilities to face the challenges of supporting children.”



Transfiguring Adoption awarded this book 4 Hoots out of 5 based on how useful it will be for a foster/adoptive family. [Learn more about our Hoot grading system here]

What Our Family Thought:

Whether caregivers, social workers, or teachers, anyone working with children who have experienced trauma will benefit from this introduction to trauma, how it impacts children, and simple strategies to help children recover and deal with the behavioral effects of trauma. This book has only 70 pages, making it a quick reference and a great primer on trauma. A resource list at the end of the guide provides readers with organizations and resources where they can find additional information and support. We recommend this book to anyone who needs a crash course in childhood trauma, its effects, and how to effectively face its challenges.

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