Sex is a scary word for most of us, and while many of us, if not all of us have had sex, it is one of the areas that we most shy away from.
There is now strong scientific knowledge that can help explain why trauma and disruptions in a child’s life can have lasting impacts - yet it may still feel overwhelming as we begin to try to address these facts.
The seminal Adverse Childhood Experience study helped us understand the trauma in homes.
One of the paramount lessons we have learned from this current pandemic is the importance of getting the science right.
A discussion of the science of trauma, and how a true understanding of the science helps us see ourselves and others with a more compassionate eye. An Eye of grace.
I am a survivor. My father was killed in the line of duty when I was two years old. That traumatic event has shaped every day of my life to date.
My discussion will include a brief personal trauma history and expand into how it led to a career in child welfare.
“The baby is fine”, a common report of young children in foster care. Science and research tell us that young children have unique needs when faced with trauma and attachment disruptions caused by removal.
Parenting is hard. Parenting children with trauma histories is a whole different ballgame.