What Are The Expressive Therapeutic Interventions for Childhood Trauma?

Has your child ever experienced trauma or exposed to trauma-inducing events? One little girl was caught in the wrath of a mob of people, in front of her home, at the age of 2 or 3. At least 20-30 people, hostile neighbors, targeted their anger towards her parents. She was an eyewitness and victim subjected […]

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. […]

Why We Can’t Afford to Normalize Sexual Violence

A 17 year old teenager, a high school senior, was out with some friends who decided to go drinking and bar hopping. They end up at a frat party at a nearby college campus. By the time they arrived at the party, they had already consumed 2 or 3 drinks-rum and coca cola-like their parents […]

How Do Parents Manage Separation Anxiety?

Learning to cope with the separation from a loved one is a natural growth and developmental process for children. Children cry when a parent leaves them alone, even for an hour or sometimes even when there are other caring adults present. A natural attachment to primary caregivers develops from infancy, and separation can be stressful […]