Home Health Parents News Now Report: Even Brief Therapy Helps Kids After Trauma Report: Even Brief Therapy Helps Kids After Trauma By Holly Lebowitz Rossi April 04, 2012 Advertisement Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print Report: Even Brief Therapy Helps Kids After Trauma 29580 [Yale psychiatry professor Steven R.] Marans reported that children who participated experienced a 54 percent reduction in trauma symptoms, and their caregivers benefited almost as much. "When children are alone with and don't have words to describe their traumatic reactions, symptoms and symptomatic behaviors are their only means of expression," he said. "And caregivers are often unable to understand the connection between the traumatic event and their children's symptoms and behaviors. To heal, children need recognition and understanding from their caregivers." He added: "This intervention inspires hope and confidence. It can make an immediate and palpable difference in the daily lives of children who have suffered even the worst forms of abuse." Well over 90 percent of caregivers who participated in the intervention said they had learned new skills and would recommend the program, which could be a boon to child treatment centers throughout the country. Image: Mother and daughter in therapy, via Shutterstock. By Holly Lebowitz Rossi Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print Comments Add a Comment Be the first to comment! No comments yet. Advertisement Close this dialog window Add a comment Report: Even Brief Therapy Helps Kids After Trauma Add your comment... Cancel Submit Success! Thanks for adding your feedback.