NEGLECTED BASIC NEEDS OF TROUBLED YOUNG PEOPLE

Every adult knows the basic needs of a child, or do we? Make a list of basic needs that you are aware of with your child, and then read this article and see if you listed food, water, safety and the standard recognized needs but missed the ten additional needs...

OPTIMUM LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS FOR TRAUMATIZED CHILDREN

With the large numbers of traumatized children in our school system, there is a need to take a renewed look at how we are meeting the needs of these deserving students. This article discusses briefly the effects of trauma on a child’s ability to learn and recommends...

POST-TRAUMATIC ADOPTION

Adoptions can be wonderful for both the child and the family, but when things go seriously wrong adoptions can be traumatic experiences especially for the adoptive parents. Trauma of any type has predictable consequences. In this article the trauma that can impact...

PROMOTING HEALTHY SEXUALITY AFTER SEXUAL ABUSE,

For children unlucky enough to have been sexually abused, the support they need is not only to heal from the hurt today, but also to turn sex from a negative to a positive for their future. What is healthy sexuality and how can a parent promote it? This can be a...