Holiday Childcare Opportunity in Sacramento

Good Cheer Parents, Andrea, our Special Services Coordinator, and a great adoptive parent, Abby, cooked up the idea that parents of children from difficult beginnings have trouble getting out without children in order to prepare for the holidays–that’s a duh to all of you, right? To that end, in Sacramento, CA, The Attach Place will be providing a low-cost therapeutic childcare opportunity…

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There Are ACEs and Then There Are ACNs

Dear Parents, ACEs are Adverse Childhood Experiences that seriously impact the development of children when they multiply in number before the child reaches 18.  If you are unfamiliar, let me direct you to acestoohigh.com to take the questionnaire and to become a little more trauma-informed. ACNs are Adverse Childhood Neglect Experiences.  Apparently, the “E” is left off because the acronym would…

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If Your Traumatized Child Were A Dog…

Dear Parents, I read this today on the I Heart Dogs blog: If you believe you aren’t your dog’s favorite person, but you would like to be, there are some things you can do to improve your bond with them. The best thing to do is spend at least 30 minutes of focused, one-on-one time with your dog every day….

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Making the Hardest Decision For Your Traumatized Child

Dear Parents: Traumatized children can be quite abusive to you and to other children in your family.  This is one of the more disturbing realities of adopting children who have been abused, neglected, and abandoned prior to coming home to you.  Our children often live on high alert in a dysregulated state, so it doesn’t take much for them to go…

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