Greetings and welcome to our CTR blog. We plan to highlight key aspects of our work with maltreated and traumatized children and hope to stimulate some discussion and joint learning.

By Dr. Chuck Geddes Why is this new focus so important? For those of us who work with troubled children and youth it is obvious that their lives have been filled with difficult relationships, traumatic events, and high levels of stress.  So why is this relatively new focus on complex trauma and trauma-informed practice so …

We understand that stress is sitting at an all-time high. Many of you have expressed that you are feeling fatigued and extra tired.  Not only are we as educators feeling the strain, but students who have experienced traumatic stress can be another level of challenge in a classroom.  Now more than ever, educators are in …

Self Care Evaluation – How am I doing? By Joanna Nicholson, MA, RCC Most parents and caregivers have experienced a recent increase in stress. COVID-19 has impacted our world and our families as we have all had to make significant changes to our daily lives. In addition to increased stress, most people are experiencing a …

By Joanna Nicholson, MA, RCC As we continue to engage in social distancing and self-isolation, many of our roles and responsibilities have changed due to the COVID-19 virus. Parents, foster parents, and caregivers will have to support their children’s learning from home while balancing other responsibilities and changes. Children are also experiencing change as they …

 

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