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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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Trauma Assessment - A Key Component to Success

Posted by Jean West on March 31, 2014 in Trauma Assessment category

There is one question that sticks with me from my very first TLC training: What has happened to you? At first glance this seems like such a simple and obvious question we would want to know about the children with whom we work. However, for far too long, I believe too much of our mental health practice has been based on the question, “What is wrong with you?” These questions come from such a fundamentally different perspective.

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Mindful Reverence: The Practice of Being Present, Part 1

Posted by Cherie Spehar on March 17, 2014 in Mindfulness category

Blog by TLC Guest Blogger Cherie Spehar

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The February "Ahs"

Posted by Mary McHenry on February 3, 2014 in art therapy category

February is the shortest month, but for many, especially those who live in the cold north, it can seem like the longest one. Being Canadian, I try hard to embrace the winter, and one of my strategies is to continually look for things that stimulate the “ah” instead of the winter “blahs.”

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The Power of Connection

Posted by Barb Dorrington on January 29, 2014 in connection category

A few short years ago, I became a grandparent to a beautiful and happy little girl named Sadie. Sadly she lives far away, so I have to make each visit count. It led me to think of neuroscientist Mark Brady’s big brain question as to how I could be there for her, in spite of the miles that separate us. That question, and my love for Sadie, got me to thinking how to be that special grandma.

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2013 Of the Year

Posted on December 19, 2013

TLC is pleased to recognize and honor these award recipients for their commitment to help children, youth and families who have experienced trauma. We thank them for furthering the impact of TLC through the use of our interventions, programs and resources. Scroll down to learn more about the awardees.

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Unsullied-Non-Knowing: The Essence of Discovering What Matters Most

Posted on September 11, 2013 in art therapy category

James Dyson, the creator of the Dyson vacuum cleaner, powerful fans and other household appliances, is an engineer and a billionaire.

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