(use recent peer-reviewed articles to support paper)
-Describe, in detail, the traumatic issue and how it would affect three children at three different ages,Dakota at 3 years old, Casey at 8 years old, and Jody 14 years old, using information on brain development, the social and environmental effects of trauma of domestic violence, and how you would holistically treat each different child with different play therapy models and interventions. Remember to address how each particular child is affected and symptoms based on there developmental stage.
Use the following outline to develop your paper and label accordingly:
1.Identify, in detail, the traumatic issue that has occurred..
2.Explore the range of reactions that would present in the following hypothetical children: Dakota, age 3; Casey, age 8; and Jody, age 14..
3.Use your readings related to the effects of trauma on the developing brain to explore the variations of traumatic effects on these children, including aspects of the issue which are more or less severe at different stages of the child’s growth..
4.Differentiate the likely social and environmental effects of trauma for each of the children..
5.Explain the models of play therapy you would use to best meet the needs of each of the children. Support your explanations by citing peer-reviewed studies on both trauma and play-therapy interventions and techniques for children at each age level..
6.Analyze any aspects of the issue that touch on ethical and legal concerns for each developmental age..
7.Close your paper by describing possible vicarious trauma and therapist self-care..
-Identifies symptomatology presented with a specific trauma, and explains specific examples.
-Differentiates the likely social and environmental effects of trauma with children of varied ages, and evaluates the evidence that could be used to prioritize the children’s needs
-Explains specific play-therapy approaches for treatment of a traumatic issue with children of varied ages, and identifies criteria to evaluate why these models are the best choices.
-Analyzes legal and ethical concerns when working with children of varied ages who have been affected by a traumatic issue, and evaluates relevant laws and ethics that would influence play-therapy approaches.
-Communicates through writing in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and well organized, and provides logical, substantive messages anchored in recommendations from contemporary, evidence-based research.