Erikson’s Stages of Development and PTSD in Children and Adolescence


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Erik Erikson’s Stages of Development and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adolescence
In Caelan Kuban and William Steele’s article “Restoring Safety and Hope: From Victim to Survivor”, we see an approach to helping children overcome post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using a unique treatment model that focuses on the sensory level and not the cognitive. This issue can also be seen from the viewpoint of Erik Erikson’s Stages of Development. In Erikson’s early stages, when these children experience their trauma, we see that the stages of hope, will, purpose and competence play a role in how the post traumatic stress disorder victim copes and reacts.
“Restoring Safety and Hope: From Victim to Survivor” focuses on the issue of...
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.....der: “fear, terror, hurt, worry, anger, revenge, guilt, accountability, absence of safety, powerlessness, and victim thinking versus survivor thinking” (Kuban & Steele, p.43). This type of therapy has been used for the last 20 years in school with children with violent and non-violent trauma, with the most successful actually being the children with the most severe cases of PTSD.
This therapy with its focus on the sensory experience versus the cognitive experience allows children to work through their trauma and come through in a place where they feel safe and secure.
Kuban, C., & Steele, W. (2011). Restoring Safety and Hope: From Victim to Survivor.
Reclaiming Children & Youth, 20(1), 41-44. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.