Guidelines for the Evaluation and Treatment of Dissociative Symptoms in Children and Adolescents (ESTD 2003) Link
Guidelines for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with dissociative symptoms and dissociative disorders (ISSTD 2015) Link
Parents as partners in the treatment of dissociative children (Sidran) Link
Child Trauma Academy (based in the US but has a lot of good articles and tools) Link
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (based in the US but has a lot of good articles and tools) Link

National Centre for Child Trauma & Dissociation

Integrate Families provide specialised therapeutic support which enables adults, children, young people and families, to overcome current problems and achieve their potential. Their expert team of therapists have many years of experience and specialist training in assessing and efficiently addressing, a variety of individual and relationship problems, including those difficulties related to trauma, attachment and dissociation


Action for Children

Action for Children run projects across England and Wales that support and treat children, young people and their families who’ve been affected by sexual abuse. They provide long term support using therapeutic play, creative arts and psychotherapy. They also provide a range of individual, group and family treatments and therapy to support the whole family.



Catchpoint (Bristol) specialise in supporting families caring for children affected by early trauma. They offer integrated packages of support for families and school staff, working collaboratively with any other agencies involved in each case. Catchpoint uses creative arts therapies with a trauma recovery model and an attachment focus. The focus of their work is the parent-child relationship, to encourage the attachment patterns needed for security and stability in the family and help a child start the trauma recovery journey.



Barnardo’s runs projects and schemes across the country supporting children, young people and families where abuse has happened. These may offer therapy and counselling to help children come to terms with what has happened to them and move forward in life, and offer support to non-abusing parents to help them protect their children in future. Many services also help support children through court proceedings when perpetrators are prosecuted.


Relate Children and Young People’s Counselling Service

Relate provide individual counselling to children and young people as well as family therapy.