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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,…
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Developmental Trauma and Psychosis

Though not symptoms of their developmental trauma, some children report hearing voices, seeing “beings,” or seem delusional. Here are the potential causes and what parents…
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The Secret Next Door

Child-on-parent violence is at epidemic levels in some families. However, it’s a taboo topic in our society and there’s little help available for parents or…
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A Dangerous Son

This HBO documentary explores the struggle of three moms who are trying to find mental health services for their aggressive
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A to Z of Therapeutic Parenting

The a-z Of Therapeutic Parenting has real strategies and solutions for kids with developmental trauma. Enough said. Seriously, for most adoptive parents I could end…
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The Body Keeps the Score

This book will provide an interesting and enlightening background on the science of trauma. It’s not a how-to, although Dr. Kolk does offer some insight…
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It takes a village

My son Devon has a long track-record of making false allegations against staff at treatment facilities where he’s a patient. “I’m afraid
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Before you adopt…

Two-year-old Kayla was shy with dimples that winked when she laughed. Her brother, three-year-old Devon, had curly brown hair, freckles
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You need a safety plan

If you’re raising a child with RAD you almost certainly need a safety plan. Our children’s dangerous behaviors can include
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Dear friends & family

Dear Friend, I’ve told you before how I’m struggling with my child’s behavior but I’m not sure you understand how
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