Dear Parents, As Christmas approaches, I would like to offer some things for your consideration that might help your children and you get through the holidays more easily this year. Christmas is stressful for everyone, but especially for children with troubling pasts. It is best to focus on your relationship with your children first and
I just read an article titled “Horses that Heal”, I was amazed at what I learned and I thought I would share some of it with you this week. It was an interview with actress Jennifer O’Neil who has started an equine assisted program for traumatized adults. Since 2010 she and other volunteers have operated
I just finished reading an article by Bruce Perry on healing communities. I thought this week I would summarize this article and bring an update on a campaign to help our schools be healing communities. Dr. Perry believes that if we are to successfully raise healthy children, children who will be resilient in the face
I thought this week I would write a short summary about the contributions of Karyn Purvis to the field of children’s therapy. She died in 2016 but her teaching and contributions live on. She taught at Texas Christian University and was an internationally-renowned child development expert, popular speaker, author and passionate advocate for vulnerable children.
I just read an article by the Gottman Institute on the difference between situational violence in a marriage and characterological violence. Mike DeMoss from Family Christian Counseling Center has post graduate training in the Gottman method of marriage therapy. I never enjoy reading articles about domestic violence, but I thought it was important to describe