SMARTMoves Resources

Welcome to the SMARTMoves Resources page.

Here you will discover a complete list of books and articles published by the SMARTMoves partners, accompanied by recommended supplies for creating SMART therapeutic spaces. We have also included selected websites focused on education and innovative trauma informed treatment interventions.

Finally, you will find a rotating list of publications highlighting research related to the neurobiological underpinnings of traumatic stress on the body and sensory systems, as well as treatment approaches that promote healing, growth and resilience. New recommended publications will be posted on a quarterly basis, so be sure to check back for new and updated resources!

This quarter were are highlighting Developmental Trauma.

SMART Publications

SMART: Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment Manual A Manual for Therapists Working With Children and Adolescents: A “Bottom Up” Approach to Treatment of Complex Trauma. More Information

Can The Body Change The Score Application of Sensory Modulation Principles in the Treatment of Adolescents in Residential Treatment.

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The Body Can Change the Score
Empirical support for Somatic Regulation in the treatment of Traumatized Adolescents.

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The Boy Who Was Hit in the Face Somatic Regulation and Processing of Preverbal Complex Trauma.

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SMARTMoves Partners’ Publications

How Little Coyote Found His Secret Strength: A Story About How to Get Through Hard Times by Anne Westcott & C.C. Alicia Hu; Introduction by Pat Ogden; Illustrated by Ching-Pang Kuo.

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Bomji and Spotty’s Frightening Adventure A Story About How to Recover from a Scary Experience (Hidden Strengths Therapeutic Children’s Books) by Anne Westcott (Author), C. C. Alicia Hu (Author), Ching-Pang Kuo (Illustrator), Pat Ogden (Introduction).

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How Sprinkle the Pig Escaped the River of Tears by Anne Westcott & C.C. Alicia Hu; Introduction by Pat Ogden; Illustrated by Ching-Pang Kuo.

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With The Phoenix Rising Grossman, F. K., Cook, A. B., Kepkep, S. S., & Koenen, K. C. (Eds.). (1999). With the phoenix rising: Lessons from ten resilient women who overcame the trauma of childhood sexual abuse. San Francisco, CA, US: Jossey-Bass.

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Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents
Focal Point

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Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents

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SMART Partners’ Interests

The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

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Forms of Vitality: Exploring Dynamic Experience in Psychology and the Arts

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Posttraumatic Play in Children: What Clinicians Need to Know

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Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality: Evolution, Culture, and Wisdom

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Video Resources


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Serve & Return Interaction Shapes Brain Circuitry
Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
Published on Sep 29, 2011

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Social and Behavioral Determinants of Toxic Stress
Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
Published on Dec 10, 2015

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Three Core Concepts in Early Development
Center on the Developing Child
Harvard University

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ACES Too High News
Disrupted Neurodevelopment

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Developmental Trauma Articles

This quarter we are highlighting articles about the proposed diagnosis of Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD) for children and adolescents with histories of complex trauma. Alexandra Cook, one of our team members, was a lead author on 2 of the early articles that identified domains of development negatively impacted by complex trauma.

SMART has relied on the DTD framework for understanding impacts on function and establishing priorities for goals in treatment.   While the data for the Field Trials are not yet out in publication, early analysis shows that SMART’s focus on arousal, emotional and behavioral regulation are ‘right on target’ with current research.

See the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute (JRI) for articles.

Developmental Trauma Disorder Toward a rational diagnosis for children with complex trauma histories.

Focus On Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health Clinical Significance of a Proposed Developmental Trauma Disorder Diagnosis: Results of an International Survey of Clinicians.

Understanding Interpersonal Trauma in Children: Why We Need a Developmentally Appropriate Trauma Diagnosis

Behavioral Alterations in Reward System Function: The Role of Childhood Maltreatment and Psychopathology

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Complex Trauma Exposure, Outcome and Intervention Among Children & Adolescents.

Child Abuse and Neglect
Recognition of Facial Emotions Among Maltreated Children with High Rates of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Physical Health Problems After Single Trauma Exposure: When Stress Takes Root in the Body

Unseen Wounds
The Contribution of Psychological Maltreatment to Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Risk Outcomes

The Neurodevelopmental Impact of Violence in Childhood
American Psychiatric Press

Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare
School of Social Work
University of Minnesota

A Developmental Approach to Complex PTSD: Childhood and Adult Cumulative Trauma as Predictors of Symptom Complexity
Cloitre, Stolbach, Herman, van der Kolk, Pynoos, Wang, Perkova
Journal of Traumatic Stress

The Enduring Effects of Abuse and Related Adverse Experiences in Childhood: A Convergence of Evidence from Neurobiology and Epidemiology
Anda RF, Felitti VJ, Walker J, Whitfield, CL, Bremner JD, Perry BD, Dube SR, Giles WH.,
Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci

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