TLC Blog

Developmental Trauma

Posted on January 16, 2012 in developmental trauma, family category

TLC Guest Blogger: Jean West, LCSW, CTC-S, CT

Most parents are aware of the basic needs of children. They need to be kept warm, dry and fed! However, there are other needs that must be met that are just as critical for children to be able to grow and thrive, including social and emotional needs.  Children require “energetic attunement,” which includes the following:

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How to Teach Self-Compassion to Children

Posted on January 6, 2012 in adolescents category

by Miki Tesh, LSCW

Imagine this ….

You feel terrible about something. You might be overly critical of yourself, maybe even more critical than you would of a friend or a stranger.  You feel like if you are self-critical, it will keep you “inline” and make things better.         

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Explaining the Brain – Teaching Trauma Playfully

Posted on December 16, 2011 in art therapy category

TLC Guest Blogger: Cherie L. Spehar, MSW, LCSW, CTS

Expressive Play Therapy serves as a bridge between the important steps we use with TLC’s Trauma Intervention Program and the facilitation and externalization of the feelings those interventions elicit. One of my favorite ways to synergize both is when we reach the point of teaching trauma.

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Anticipatory Grief and Bereavement

Posted on December 5, 2011 in bereavement, Teens category

Faith-Based Worldview; Does it Help or Hinder Children Finding Relief from Trauma?

Posted on November 15, 2011 in belief, children category

TLC Guest Blogger: Annette Miner CYW, CTC-S, CYC

I believe the answer is not as simple as it seems.

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