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By Elisabeth Ullmann, Werner Hilweg

What's trauma? Which nerve-racking occasions are young children uncovered to? What reactions do disturbing reviews in the course of youth evoke? How can the affected childrens be helped? Who is helping the care giver? What roles does the UN conference on Rights of the kid play within the defense of youngsters? This e-book makes an attempt to respond to those questions and takes a huge method of the topic of youth and trauma. The textual content examines intimately "separation, sexual abuse and war", all of that are really traumatizing to childrens, and the way they care for it in numerous cultures. One bankruptcy offers completely with find out how to help expert care givers who dwell and paintings with affected kids. one other target of the ebook is to exploit sensible stories of SOS villages to demonstrate the chances and boundaries care and remedy for traumatized childrens. The e-book includes a complete of 17 articles supplied via authors from 8 various nations and pursues either a realistic and theoretical method of the themes pointed out.

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Such “aggressive triangulation” in the pre-divorce phase can contribute to the sudden appearance of intense aggressive behavior, particularly toward the mother, in children who until then had been well-behaved and welladjusted. These mothers then go through the pain of having the child assume the (aggressive) role of the father, since the representative expression via the father was the primary way the child overcame its own aggressions. The extent of the potential impact of such vehement aggressiveness toward one’s 44 Childhood and Trauma own mother, at a time when one is completely dependent upon her, must evoke tremendous fear in a child.

The younger the child, and thus the greater the feelings of omnipotence, the more likely it is that the divorce is seen as a failure on his or her part (BURGNER 1985; WILLE 1985 a, b). – Small children often view a divorce as a kind of punishment, as retaliation for forbidden actions or fantasies, or for misbehavior (BURGNER 1985; KALTER/PLUNKETT 1984). – Children’s egocentricity – the belief that everything revolves around them – can lead them to believe that only they could be the reason for their parents’ divorce.

SOS Hermann Gmeiner Schools are established whenever the local infrastructure surrounding the SOS Children’s Village does not provide adequate educational facilities, and therefore does not offer academic opportunities to the children. SOS Hermann Gmeiner Schools are open to children from the SOS Children’s Village, as well as to those in the greater community. The children of socially disadvantaged families are 18 Childhood and Trauma given priority for enrollment. SOS Hermann Gmeiner Schools are designed to serve as model educational facilities with a maximum class size of thirty to forty pupils, qualified and committed teachers, an adequate supply of good-quality educational materials, as well as structurally sound school buildings.

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