8 "Instead of" Tips for Parenting Kids Who Have Experienced Trauma

8 "Instead of" Tips for Parenting Kids Who Have Experienced Trauma

Traditional parenting tends to swoop in and fix the immediate problematic behavior. It is a short-term approach that doesn’t work with kids who have trauma. Instead, you need to take the time to consider the need behind the child’s behavior and focus on the ultimate goal of connection.

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What They Don't Tell You About PTSD

What They Don't Tell You About PTSD

PTSD. They give you a textbook definition of it — hypervigilance, nightmares, flashbacks, etc. — but they never really tell you how it feels. They never tell you the reality of the disorder. They never tell you the ins and outs of how these symptoms play out in the real world. As a survivor and a therapist, these are the things I have learned about PTSD. These are the things that no one ever tells you is “normal” for survivors.

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We Are Survivors

We Are Survivors

Unfortunately, child sexual abuse happens, and it happens a lot. I often hear individuals say that they “can’t believe something like that could happen” to their child or to their siblings or a friend. But it does happen. It happens every day. Not just to “those people,” but to people in all walks of life. It could be anyone. It happened to me.

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5 Unexpected Things Children Experience After Abuse

5 Unexpected Things Children Experience After Abuse

Many people fail to realize that once a child has been removed from an abusive environment and is considered safe, they still have a long road of recovery ahead of them.

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10 Ways Your Church Can Support Abuse Survivors

10 Ways Your Church Can Support Abuse Survivors

Protecting children must not be a niche ministry, or an add-on, or a box we have to check for legal purposes. Child protection is an urgent, sacred calling with eternal stakes. What we do for the least of these, we do for Christ.

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