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Dr Robbie Adler-Tapia is a licensed psychologist who specializes in working with clients who have experienced trauma. Even though she works with clients of all ages Dr Robbie specializes in working with young children. Dr Robbie provides therapy for clients with attachment and adoptions issues, child abuse histories, and for law enforcement. She is an EMDR Institute Facilitator and EMDR/HAP Trainer. With the EMDR HAPKIDS Program, Dr. Adler-Tapia volunteers to assist with coordinating research, consultation, and training for therapists working with children internationally. She has also provided specialty trainings on treating attachment and the dissociative sequelae, working with young children in the child welfare system and on EMDR with children. Along with her co-author, Carolyn Settle, Dr. Adler-Tapia is co-author of the book, EMDR and the Art of Psychotherapy With Children and accompanying treatment manual, and a chapter on EMDR with Children in the soon to be released book edited by Allen Rubin and David Springer, The Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice Series, Volume 2, Treatment of Traumatized Adults and Children.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Resources for Children and Families Dealing with Trauma, Grief and Loss

The following are resources for children and families to help cope with traumatic grief and loss.  These are but a few links available, while professional support from licensed mental health providers may be necessary for some individuals.

1. http://www.aboutourkids.org/files/articles/crisis_guide02_w_spanish.pdf

2. Apple has a Psychological First Aide App that's free….PFA Mobile…it's great because they can look at Stress Reactions for all age groups…great for everybody. 

3. "When Terrible Things Happen" 

4. Handouts for adults about children's reactions, how to talk to children about the trauma, and resources. http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/aftermath.aspx

5. Psychological First Aide: http://www.nctsn.org/trauma-types/terrorism 

6. Psychological First Aide Survivor Handouts

7. Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event

8. Helpful Hints for School Emergency Management: Psychological First Aid (PFA) for Students and Teachers: Listen, Protect, Connect – Model & Teach http://rems.ed.gov/docs/HH_Vol3Issue3.pdf 
Listen, Protect, Connect – Model and Teach

9. Psychological First Aid for Teacher and Students

10. After a Loved One Dies – how children grieve and how parents and other adults can support them: http://www.newyorklife.com/newyorklife.com/General/FileLink/Static%20Files/New%20York%20Life%20Foundation%20Bereavement%20Guide%20-%20After%20a%20Loved%20One%20Dies%20.pdf

11. School Crisis Guide: Help and Healing in a Time of Crisis  

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