The Alphabet Soup of Complex Trauma

The Alphabet Soup of Complex Trauma Complex trauma is complicated and messy. It also has so many acronyms associated with it that it often feels like we’re wading through a bowl of alphabet soup! Trying to make sense of it (and live through it) can be...

The RIGHT ways to help a family heal

The RIGHT ways to help a family heal Though much of the world may say our families and children are hopeless, I truly believe there IS hope in this journey of parenting kids affected by Reactive Attachment Disorder, complex developmental trauma, and even FASD. No, we...

What If I Don’t Like My Child?

“But I don’t even LIKE THIS KID!!” Admitting to anyone, sometimes including ourselves, that we really don’t like our kids can be a scary thing to admit! After all, what kind of parent doesn’t like their “precious angel baby”...

The Effects of Trauma on Brain Function

The Effects of Trauma on Brain Function The human brain truly is amazing. It is Mother Nature’s original supercomputer! The brain is also very susceptible to damage, especially by trauma and fetal alcohol exposure. The effects of trauma on brain function...

How to Help Others Understand

‘Tis the season! It’s that time of year when we realize summer is winding down and it’s time to start thinking about sending the little darlings back to school. For some of us, that thought brings great excitement and anticipation. For others, it causes a deep...

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