• What has happened to him?
• What has he learned about other people?
• What biological changes has he experienced?
• What skills has he learned to survive?
• What skills does he need to learn?
When supporting parents or treaters in understanding behavior and responding to crisis:
• Ask how we understand the behavior using our formulation
• Relate to experiences in the child’s past
• Look for patterns
• Look for problem child is solving
• Consider fear and confusion
• Consider feeling overwhelmed
How can we help the child solve his problems in more positive ways?
In responding to a crisis:
• Validate both adult and child
• If possible connect the child’s behavior to behaviors the adult has experienced in their own life
• Look for ways to make amends and reconnect