Netflix’s ‘Unbelievable’ Is Based On A Devastatingly True Story
Have you seen this new series on Netflix? It is an important story about a young woman who aged out of foster care, was raped, and then not believed.
Why Adults Who Have the Savior Complex Aren’t Healthy for Kids From Trauma
It’s not necessarily bad to want to make children’s lives healthier and happier. It’s not even bad to make plans for how we’d be kind to children we work with or will work with in the future. The problem comes when we assume that our plans truly encompass all the pieces of the puzzle and that other plans are less worthy. When we train ourselves to look at children who are in trouble and assume that the adults are at fault, we train ourselves to believe that all children are innocent and all adults are guilty.
How to Create a Classroom That Supports Adopted Children
Adoption is a wonderful solution for children whose parents are unable or unwilling to care for them for whatever reason. However, many children who are adopted face challenges that their peers in school do not. They may have suffered trauma, are struggling to transition into a new home, or have trust issues due to their early experiences. Educators need to be aware of these challenges and should make an effort to create a classroom environment that supports adopted children and makes it easier for them to succeed.
You can get PTSD from dealing with a young child?
I was diagnosed with PTSD, but I brushed it off. How could dealing with a young child cause PTSD? Looking back I now believe I had in fact developed PTSD and it took years for me to heal.
Mindfully Talking To Kids About 9/11
Most of our children will have faint memories of the event, many were too young to remember it, and some weren’t even born yet. It becomes a challenge for us to know what to say about it and how to say it in a developmentally age appropriate way.
Dear ER Staff: My Son Never Asked to Be a Regular
I know there are some of you who roll your eyes and wish it wasn’t us again when you see his name show up on your patient board. Believe me, I wish it wasn’t us again too.
1 in 5 kids who’ve spent time in foster care are LGBTQ: Valuable resources for parents
According to a recent study more than 1 in 5 kids in the foster care system is LGBTQ. Their foster/adoptive families may or may not be accepting of their sexual identity. This can be particularly challenging for young people who are already grappling with the impacts of early childhood trauma.
Here’s what “trauma informed” looks like…
Far too often, however, trauma informed care is little more than a buzzword. Over the last few months, my family has benefited greatly from several examples of truly trauma informed care. Let’s take a look at what “trauma informed” really looks like.
Help! My Child’s Only Interests Are YouTube and Video Games
YouTube and video games can bring a ton of stress into a mom’s life. I want to encourage you that your child’s interests may be healthier and much more intelligent than we tend to assume when YouTube and video games are in play (see what I did there). I am learning that that there is nothing to fear or fight when your child’s only interests are YouTube and Video Games.
Recommended books of the week
I live in Charlotte, NC with my family and am working on a memoir about raising my adopted son, Devon.