Hello, OOTers. I just wanted to post another quick blurb about Childhood Trauma, it's origins and how you might want to conceptualize the treatment of trauma in children. I think that I mentioned this before, but this is the population that I am currently working with so this stuff is in the front of my mind. I also hope to bring awareness to other practitioners and offer some points worth taking with you and allowing to digest a little.
The Attachment, Self Regulation and Competency (ARC) Framework is one of a handful of emerging models being developed in partnership with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTTSN) as an intervention for children and adolescents impacted by complex trauma. The ARC framework is theoretically grounded in attachment, trauma and developmental theories and seeks to heal the exposure to chronic, interpersonal trauma.
With in those domains, the framework focuses on the following core targets or building blocks of intervention.
1. Caregiver management of affect
3. Consistent response
4. Routines and rituals
1. Affect identification
3. Affect expression
1. Executive functions
2. Self-development and identity