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. […]

Childhood Trauma: Common Reactions by Age

Young children, adolescents, teens and emerging adults experience traumatic events in different ways, as do adults. It is important that we understand what their experiences entailed and how they may be processing their reactions, emotionally, socially and psychologically, physically, as well. As we examine a child’s response to trauma, lets look at how it may […]