Trauma

“If It Bleeds, It Leads” – Talking to Children About Tragic News Headlines

Welcome back our guest blogger Marly Hinestroza, as she discusses about tragic media headlines, the effects on children, and how you as a parent can help!  ___________ On 01/13/18, at 8:00 am HST, I was trying to entertain eight 9 year old girls who had just woken up from a birthday-sleepover party for my daughter, …

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You Are AMAZING

That is the name of Holly Willard’s coloring book and the subject of her course Sexual Abuse Treatment Methods Using Play Therapy from the 2017 Play Therapy Summit. Holly takes this topic very seriously and it is obvious during her heartfelt presentation that sexual abuse prevention is one of her passions. And that’s because she …

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We’re Going to Disneyland! Preparing Children With Trauma History for High Intensity Activities!

We’re going to Disneyland! After a crazy month getting ready for our big move, we are taking a much needed family vacation to break up the trip to Hawaii with a little stop over in Disneyland.  Planning for this trip reminded me of a few conversations I had over the years with foster and adopted …

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My Ex is An Alcoholic? Should My Child Still Have Visits?

Managing parent and child visits when drugs or alcohol is involved can be tricky. Sadly, drug and alcohol abuse is a factor in over 30 million homes (according to Narc-Anon). And, too many of those homes involve children. If you are dealing with a spouse or an ex that has a drug or alcohol problem, …

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