Links and Books

karen“Working with Relational and Developmental Trauma in children and adolescents” by Dr Karen Treisman (2016) is available from a range of stockists including Amazon, Waterstones, Routledge, and Foyles)

Working with Relational and Developmental Trauma in Children and Adolescents focuses on the multi-layered complex and dynamic area of trauma, loss and disrupted attachment on babies, children, adolescents and on the systems around them. The book explores the impact of relational and developmental trauma and toxic stress on children’s bodies, brains, relationships, behaviours, cognitions, and emotions.

The book draws on a range of theoretical perspectives through reflective exercises, rich case studies, practical applications and therapeutic strategies. With chapters on wider organisational and systemic dynamics, strength-based practices and the intergenerational transmission of relational trauma; Dr Treisman provides a holistic view of the pervasive nature and impact of working with trauma.

Working with Relational and Developmental Trauma in Children and Adolescents will be of interest to professionals working with children and families in the community, in-patient, school, residential, and court-based settings, including Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrists, social workers, teachers, and students.

You can watch my trauma podcast talking about the book and other related areas here-

You can also see an online interview about the book and other related areas here at online events-


Dr Karen Treisman’s new book (Due to be released in 2017 and published by Jessica Kingsley) is now available pre-order Titled “A Therapeutic Treasure Box for Working with Relational and Developmental Trauma in Children and Adolescents”. This is a practical guide to working with trauma including creative and expressive activities, photocopiable worksheets, handouts, and reflective exercises.

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Some useful websites and links:

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network-

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies-

Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children-

The Child Trauma academy-

The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute-

The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in children-

Podcasts and interviews from trauma therapists around the world-

CoramBAAF Adoption and Fostering Academy-

PAC-UK (Adoption)-

Grandparents Plus (Kinship carers)-

The Fostering Network-

Harvard Center for Developing Children-

The International Association for the Study of Attachment-

Society for Emotion and Attachment Studies-

The Association of Infant Mental Health-

The Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute