Category: Family and Friends

Parents in crisis can’t parent therapeutically – so stop expecting us to.

Adoptive and foster parents usually reach a crisis point before we get help. No doubt, our children need us to be that calm and steady, therapeutic parent, but at that point, we simply don’t have the capacity to do it.

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The ugly truth about trauma

Understanding the devastating impact of early childhood trauma requires a paradigm shift. It’s invisible to the untrained eye so we tend to minimize its severity, but it’s like a huge gaping trauma wounds.

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Christmas Gift List for kids in Residential Treatment Facilities (RTFs)

It can be challenging to Christmas shop for kids who are living in residential treatment facilities (PRTFs, RTFs, or group

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Joker: A warning we should heed

Joker reflects a reality we are already seeing in our society today. Early childhood trauma is at epidemic levels. Our mental health system is in disarray. We aren’t meeting the needs of the vulnerable around us and sometimes violence and tragedy are the price we pay as a society.

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Video: Early Childhood Trauma – we need treatments now!

Learn more Aging out of RTF and into the real world: A dangerous proposition Raising a child with Developmental Trauma

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