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The Lingering Effects of Childhood Trauma

The Lingering Effects of Childhood Trauma

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) are stressful or traumatic events, like abuse, neglect and trauma. They may also include family dysfunction such as witnessing domestic violence or growing up with family members who are addicted to drugs or alcohol. ACE’s are...

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Brain Development and Parenting

Brain Development and Parenting

Parents help shape the most complex organ in the universe - the human mind. TRIUNE BRAIN (Paul MacLean, l978) -the human brain is a hierarchy of three brains in one; each has a different structure, function and chemistry. Though the human brain has evolved in size and...

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Parenting is Parenting! Or is it?

Parenting is Parenting! Or is it?

Parenting, simply put, is the way in which we socialize our children. And because children do not come into the world with any social and emotional skills, parents use discipline to teach and guide their kids. We all want our children to be respectful, resourceful and...

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Attachment and the Developing Child

Attachment and the Developing Child

The most complex organ in the universe is the human brain. It is now clear that what a child experiences in the first few years of life largely determines how his/her brain will develop and how he/she will interact with the world throughout their life (Ounce of...

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Children Learn What They Live

Children Learn What They Live

Children learn what they live. This includes anger, hostility and aggression. The primary method of early learning is imitation (Gruber and Voneche, l977). Children imitate what they see, what they hear, and what they experience. They typically do not do what they are...

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For more than 25 years, she has dedicated her clinical work as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist to expert programs and practices in children’s mental health, attachment family systems, adoption and trauma.

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