The Trauma Recovery Model…

Looking for the published paper on the TRM?  You can get it here (p.16).

It has four aspects:

  1. Presenting behaviour
  2. Underlying need, and
  3. Types of intervention
  4. Sequenced intervention
The key underlying principle is this: behaviour in troubled children is developmentally driven, so intervention must be sequenced accordingly.


Where to get the paper…

I would urge anyone working with troubled kids to read the TRM paper.

It is not a manualised approach, but it does offer a guide to the main aspects of dealing with these most needy children. It was developed in a secure unit for children, but is applicable – and is currently being tested – in the community.

To read more about the model and join the mailing list for updates, just click here. There are training opportunities too!

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