TLC Blog

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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Regulation - No Conversation Needed

Posted on June 19, 2014 in self-regulation category

My morning Latte is a no-fat, no-caffeine, no-calorie daily treat brewed perfectly every day, requiring no waiting lines while others order their fancy coffees. Now eight pounds of pure energy and unconditional love, this lovable little Shi Tzu who has become my self regulator in many ways - going for walks, laughing at his antics, applauding his intelligence, playing fetch, rubbing his belly or just plain resting in our chair.

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Use of Social Media in a School Crisis

Posted on June 3, 2014 in school, school counselors, school crisis, school psychologists category

Today when a crisis occurs in school settings, students and staff alike immediately post the news on social media. When administration fails to respond to its staff and students as quickly and in the same medium, the perception is that administration is either unprepared, insensitive or has something to hide. These unwanted perceptions lead to a sense of distrust and more importantly prolong and intensify the reactions of those closest to what has happened.

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