Therapeutic Approaches in Work with Traumatized Children and Young People: Theory and Practice

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Chapter 8

Delinquent Excitement
and Subculture

Winnicott (1956b) made the connection that antisocial behavior, sometimes described as 'delinquent' behavior, could be seen as hopeful. Antisocial behavior is prevalent in traumatized children and our understanding and response to this is crucial in meeting the child's needs. As Winnicott wrote:

The antisocial tendency implies hope. Lack of hope is the basic feature of
the deprived child who, of course, is not all the time being antisocial. In the
period of hope, the child manifests an antisocial tendency. (p.309)

The understanding that the antisocial tendency is an expression of hope is
vital in the treatment of children who show the antisocial tendency. Over
and over again one sees the moment wasted, or withered, because of mis-
management or intolerance. This is another way of saying that the treat-
ment of the antisocial tendency is not psychoanalysis but management, a
going to meet and match the moment of hope. (p.309)

When there is an antisocial tendency there has been a true deprivation (not
a simple privation); that is to say there has been a loss of something good
that has been positive in the child's experience up to a certain date, and that
has been withdrawn; the withdrawal has extended over a period of time
longer than that over which the child can keep the memory of the experi-
ence alive. (p.309)

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