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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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Get Up Off the Chair! Repairing the Relationship to the Body

Posted on June 17, 2013 in adolescents category

What happens to a child or adolescent’s relationship to their body when they have experienced trauma?

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The Relationship Between Attachment and Addictions

Posted on May 15, 2013

We know we are born primed for connection, with the most significant relationship in a child’s life being his or her primary caregiver – but what happens when this does not occur?

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Celebrating Loved Ones Who Are Gone

Posted on May 7, 2013 in death, memory category

Bwoman looking at photosy TLC Guest Blogger: Robin A. Edgar

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