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Research and Resources

Publications

2022

Herbert, J., & Paton, A. (2022). Parkerville therapeutic treatment model: client outcome review. Adelaide: Australian Centre for Child Protection.

 

2021

Burgess, S., & Paton, A. (2021). Integrative treatment of complex trauma for adolescents (ITCT-A) critical review summary. Adelaide: Australian Centre for Child Protection.

Edgeworth, P., & Paton, A. (2021). Trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy (TF-CBT): critical review. Adelaide: Australian Centre for Child Protection.

Burgess, S., & Paton, A. (2021). Eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR) critical review summary. Adelaide: Australian Centre for Child Protection.

Edgeworth, P., & Paton, A. (2021). Assessment-based treatment for traumatised children: a trauma assessment pathway (TAP): critical review. Adelaide: Australian Centre for Child Protection.

Burgess, S. & Paton, A. (2021). Neurofeedback and the treatment of developmental trauma; A clinical review. Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia. Adelaide: South Australia.

McDougall, S. (2021). Rapid evidence summary eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing EMDR for children with trauma. Adelaide: Australian Centre for Child Protection.

 

Videos

What is Abuse and Neglect? 

The five main forms of abuse, how to identify these and how they occur.

 

What is Trauma?

How trauma from abuse and neglect in children and young people can occur and affect those around them.

 

Common Symptoms

An overview of the common symptoms of childhood trauma.

 

Elements of effective Child Trauma Treatments

A summary of the many elements that need to be included in an effective child trauma treatment program.

 

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TFCBT)

TFCBT was originally developed to treat PTSD in children who had experienced sexual abuse, however, research now suggests it may also be effective in treatment in children who have experienced other forms of abuse and neglect. This video outlines the use of TFCBT in addressing different areas of childhood trauma as well as the benefits and potential limitations in treating children with TFCBT.

 

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a culturally sensitive treatment program that is widely used across Australia, helping children to heal from the fear and difficulties that they may experience after a traumatic event.

 

Play Therapy

Play therapy is a medium to long term therapeutic intervention for children that focuses on allowing children to work through their trauma experiences in a safe environment.