When you adopted a child, you might have known you were in for an adventure; however, raising traumatized, attachment challenged children can be an adventure of a different kind–more like a perpetual ride down the rapids. On this trip, seldom will you come upon an idle pool to take a breath, relax your body back, and take a sweet sip of water while marveling at the beauty–crisp air, baby blue sky peeking out between the tree leaves already turned with autumn colors. Oh, I got lost there in my imaginary canoe.
Here is a letter from Julie Beam, Executive Director of the Attachment and Trauma Network, that she thought would be helpful for you to have to give to people who want to help, but may not understand your real life. Feel free to use it, so you don’t have to explain to one more person the story of your parent/child life. Even if you don’t give it, you may get an idea of how to say some of the things you are dealing with after reading it.
Our monthly Adoptive Parent Support Group is every 2nd Wednesday of every month from 6pm to 8pm at 3336 Bradshaw Road, Ste 175, Sacramento, CA 95827. Child care provided at no cost. Sign up at www.attachplace.com.
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Our next 9a-5pm Trust-based Therapeutic Parent Training will be on January 7th, 2017. 2017!!!