TLC Blog

Classroom Comfort Corners

Posted by Jean West on December 15, 2014 in classroom, safety, safety and structure, school, security, self-regulation, self-soothing category

The concept of “safe spaces” or “comfort corners” in school classrooms is part of the movement in helping our schools become trauma informed. These areas are a specific place designated within the classroom where a child can go to comfort themselves and regain control.

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The Value of Art Expression in Trauma-Informed Work

Posted by Gretchen Miller on October 31, 2014 in art, art therapy category

November launches Arts and Health Month, which is a great opportunity to reflect on the positive value of the arts in trauma intervention and recovery.

The benefits of creating art and engaging in the creative process to promote emotional expression, cope with traumatic stress, and strengthen sense of self are many. Here are a few of the important themes and considerations connected to trauma-informed work and how art can be a therapeutic tool for grounding, reflection and growth:

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Domestic Violence

Posted on October 1, 2014 in domestic violence category

Domestic violence is a complex issue. The following comments are not intended to minimize this complexity, but to address the publics’ minimization of abuse itself, misleading information, a poor choice of terms and the focus of efforts to help.

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Posted by Sarah Slamer on September 4, 2014 in worry category

Memorials: A Personal Choice

Posted on July 23, 2014 in school crisis category

Six is a Charm

Posted by Jean West on June 30, 2014 in Childhood Trauma category

This will be my sixth year in a row attending the TLC summer Childhood Trauma Practitioner's Conference. Every year that I attend, there is something new and fresh to learn regarding trauma. The more I learn the more I want to know. My work with children and families has been transformed since “discovering” TLC.

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