Helping the Child in Trouble Separation, Aggression, Traumatism Publication date : January 3, 2018
Hélène Romano is a psychologist and psychotherapist. She specializes in treating people who have been wounded psychically, with a primary focus on children.
A close associate of Boris Cyrulnik, responsible for the training of professionals in the city of Paris following terrorist attacks, she is also a professional practitioner with a very active clinical practice. She is the author of more than twenty books, making her one of the principal experts in the field.
To develop with confidence, a child needs to be respected and loved by his parents, but he also fundamentally needs to feel they are keeping him safe.
This need for security is even more essential when life becomes fractured by painful or effectively traumatic events – separation, illness, accidents, aggression, mistreatment…
The recent tragedy of the terrorist attacks in France has shown how adults felt helpless faced with the need to reassure their children, not knowing what to tell them or what to do, being unfamiliar with the disturbing disorders or with the necessary comforting behaviors.
And so this book is important, as it aims to give parents the necessary guidance to understand what a child feels and to help him during times of trauma.