Trauma

Ask What Happened not What’s Wrong

“When you take children in that have to be removed from their family because of, you know, neglect or abuse, there’s going to be a lot of things that come along with the trauma. There’s going to be behaviors. There’s … Read more

What Do My Child’s Behaviors Mean?

“The behavior thing is a symptom of something deep down. And so often we can look at these children and just look at their behaviors and not understand why they’re doing them. Nicholas would get up in the middle of … Read more

Love Them Through It

“When my daughter was placed with me, it was made well known to me the trauma that she had come from, which was pretty severe physical and emotional and sexual abuse and that can be hard stuff to deal with … Read more

Understanding Trauma

Dave:  “The great rose-colored glasses I had on when we first started foster care was, ‘all these kids need is some love and some discipline.’ It’s not really the case because you’re not dealing with kids that are not traumatized. … Read more