Trauma-Informed Parenting-Part 1[Understanding Trauma]

When a little child falls from the swingset in the backyard or playground, it can be a traumatic experience. As parents, what’s our immediate response? We run to the child, pick him or her up, take the child into our arms, and either kiss the ‘boo-boo’ or just soothe that child with words and hugs. […]

Sexual Abuse: How to Keep Your Children Safe

  A parent’s usual go-to phrase to arm their young children with tools to protect them from kidnapping, and other ‘stranger-danger’ is: “Don’t talk to strangers.” This warning catch-phrase doesn’t work because the overwhelming majority of abusers are parents, relatives, family friends, teachers, church members, clergy or other individuals known to the child. The Child Welfare […]