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Be Reflective, Not Directive: Ways to Help a Traumatized Child, without Hindering

Posted on September 14, 2011 in adolescents, children category

TLC GUEST BLOGGER: Miki Tesh, LCSW

When something horrible happens to a child, there are things we can do to help and things that can make it worse. Fortunately, research is improving to help us understand what works.  Psychological First Aid is one example of a new method developed to improve upon previous ones that sometimes caused more harm than good.

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Creating Connections

Posted on August 23, 2011 in children, connection category

TLC GUEST BLOGGER: Cherie Spehar

Natural resiliency thrives on connection, and at no point do connections feel more vulnerable than to a traumatized child.  When trauma becomes part of their life tapestry, connection threads can unravel, creating intense fear and worry about “aloneness.”

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