Children and families experience separations frequently. Whether for daily daycare drop-offs, divorce, adoption, foster care, a death in the family, immigration, detention, or other situations, these separations can be hard and even traumatic for everyone in the family. Please join … Continue reading
A guest post by Savannah Sanfield Savannah Sanfield trained clinically to work with children but felt so disheartened with the system she found herself in once qualified she focused on working with adults. It wasn’t until she became a parent needing … Continue reading
Articles for Parents Helping Children Exposed to Shocking Events Talking to Your Child About Disasters and Violence Childhood Trauma: How To Overcome It A 7 Step Guide to Building Safety and Connection at Home An Open Letter (of Hope) to … Continue reading
How does a therapist use play to reach kids and help them recover from trauma? They ask them to lead it. At least, that’s what happens when a therapist—or anyone working towards a trauma-informed environment around kids—is using the Hand … Continue reading
“The Hand in Hand approach gives parents the tools to understand what’s seen as ’emotional dis-regulation,’ but is actually, in many ways, how people respond to difficult experiences and how we attempt to heal from those difficult experiences,” says Maya Coleman, a child clinical psychologist.