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The Three Pillars of Transforming Care: Trauma and Resilience in the Other 23 Hours



Published in 2018 by the Faculty of Education Publishing, University of Winnipeg, Canada.

What does it really mean for foster carers, residential workers, kinship carers, teachers and other mentors to be ‘trauma-informed’? This new book from Howard Bath, (Consultant with Tact and Allambi Care) and John Seita (a professor of Social Work who spent much of his childhood in care) summarises the research literature, identifies the central trauma-related needs of young people in care and education settings, and highlights the pillars of resilience and healing.

Described by Prof. James Anglin as ‘a worthy sequel’ to (the classic text) The Other 23 Hours, the Three Pillars of Transforming Care is packed with research findings, useful everyday intervention strategies, and vignettes from the ‘coal face’ of practice. Illustrated throughout with the voices of children and young people, this compact volume provides insight, wisdom, and above all, encouragement and hope for those who interact with young people where they live, learn or play. It stresses the central role of supportive and informed interactions in the ‘Other 23 Hours’ rather than a reliance on formal therapies and treatment.