Provides the foundations for understanding people's responses and resilience against traumatic life experiences. How people deal with these life changes differs from one person to the next and there is no one explanation. This book addresses the nature of trauma by bringing together theoretical perspectives that explain how people cope with traumatic life experiences. Ranging between attachment, person-centred and anti-oppressive approaches, each chapter takes an approach and provides an analysis of the histories, core assumptions and critiques of each perspective. Case examples and case scenarios are included to demonstrate the integration of each approach in to real-life practice and to illustrate the different responses to trauma.