How Do You Measure Parent-Child Connectedness?

Parent-Child Connectedness [PCC] has been defined as a positive, high quality emotional bond between a parent and child. It is mutually felt by both parent and child and is long-lasting.  Since it is sustained over time, research has shown that it is a “super-protector”, as it outweighs and mitigates most risk factors for children and adolescents. Linked […]

For Youth Who’ve Experienced “Complex Trauma”[Part 3-Healthy Coping Strategies]

Trauma reminders or “triggers” can set off false alarms in the brain and body. For people who have experienced Complex Trauma, it can feel as if their problems are too big to manage, that they are all alone, that no one cares, or that nothing will help. When this happens, their false alarm can feel […]

For Youth Who’ve Experienced “Complex Trauma”[Part 2-Coping]

There are many ways to cope with stressful experiences and many things people can do to relieve stress, decrease tension and anxiety, and make their bodies feel calm and in control. Sometimes people intentionally use strategies to help them cope.   They practice specific skills, actively work to relieve or reduce their stress, and shift […]

For Youth Who’ve Experienced “Complex Trauma”[Part 1]

                       What is ‘Complex Trauma’? Youth grow up in many different kinds of families and neighborhoods. When things go well, they have grown ups in their lives who look out for them, show them love, and help them grow up to be healthy and strong. However, sometimes the grown ups who children and adolescents are supposed […]