Connecting with Your Child Through Play (even when it’s difficult)

This is the last post in a 3-part series on trauma and play.                         Here is Part 1 and Part 2

Spending time playing together can be a pretty tall order for parents who are raising kids with difficult behaviors. The immense daily stress of […]

By |March 21st, 2015|Parenting, Play, Trauma|Comments Off on Connecting with Your Child Through Play (even when it’s difficult)

Trauma and Play: Part 2

This is Part 2 in a series. Here’s Part 1.

So many different ways to play

When most of us think of “play”, we think of being silly, goofing around, having fun. But according to Dr. Stuart Brown, a prominent figure in the field of play research (who knew?), there are actually 8 types of play personalities, […]

By |March 9th, 2015|Play, Trauma|Comments Off on Trauma and Play: Part 2

Trauma and Play: Part 1

Playing is hard
No doubt about it, trauma can make it hard for adults to play. As a child, if you lived through abuse and neglect or other traumatic experiences, playing might not have been much a part of your childhood. Perhaps it was lost, or perhaps it was never there to begin with. If you […]

By |February 25th, 2015|Play, Trauma|Comments Off on Trauma and Play: Part 1

Secondary Trauma and Relationships: A First Step Toward Healing

Regular exposure to trauma and suffering changes you.

It not only changes you, but the people closest to you, too. Over time, as they are trying to understand and help, they, like you, may also begin to struggle with secondary trauma. Not knowing what to do or how to best help you may leave them feeling […]

By |November 9th, 2014|Secondary and Vicarious Trauma, Trauma|0 Comments