Surviving Large Gatherings & Preparing Your People

Surviving Large Gatherings & Preparing Your People

Often times, holidays and celebrations are a time of the year in which you are more likely to gather with larger groups of extended family and friends. Again, this might be your favorite part of the season. But let’s see it from your child’s perspective: -new...

Helping Your Kids in the Summer When School is Out

Helping Your Kids in the Summer When School is Out

by Ashley Bennett, Director of Trauma-Informed Care   My kids have been out of school since last week and I am excited about the change in routine for us! Sleeping in, sunshine, lots of free time! Let’s go summer!! Even typing this makes me laugh, because there...

Holiday Tip #5: Practice Outside the Moment

Holiday Tip #5: Practice Outside the Moment

by Ashley Bennett, Director of Trauma-Informed Care We’ve talked a little bit in this space about making life predictable for our children and how important it is to communicate with them about the things they will experience-especially when new. You can take that...

Holiday Tip #4: Share Control

Holiday Tip #4: Share Control

by Ashley Bennett, Director of Trauma-Informed Care Do you have a child who sabotages big days? Or at least maybe it feels that way sometimes? There are many reasons why this might be. We’ve talked about a few of them so far: feelings of grief and loss, sensory...

Holiday Tip #3:  Predictability & Structure

Holiday Tip #3: Predictability & Structure

by Ashley Bennett, Director of Trauma-Informed Care Listen I know. It’s getting harder to predict what’s going to happen next in 2020 and our sense of perceived control—gone, right? What will the holidays even look like this year?? We all do better when we think we...

Holiday Tip #2:  Simplify

Holiday Tip #2: Simplify

If you are a foster parent, you are raising a child who has experienced significant relational harm. Because of this, their bodies and brains are wired differently, and the overwhelming hustle and bustle of the holiday season can just be too much. While the child in...

Holiday Tip #1: Sad Looks Mad

Holiday Tip #1: Sad Looks Mad

So, this year the holidays may end up looking a bit different than we're used to, right? Maybe you’re excited about the opportunity to try out some new traditions or have a more simplified season. Or maybe you’re grieving the changes and wish you could go back to the...

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