Childhood Trauma

Childhood Trauma

What are Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)? ACEs are potentially traumatic experiences that occur to children under 18 years old that can include intentional or unintentional abuse, neglect, and/or dysfunction. Common example include: divorce, physical/sexual abuse, household or community violence, household mental illness/suicide or suicide attempts/substance abuse, bullying, serious medical procedures or illnesses. What is Trauma? […]

Preventing & Overcoming Learned Helplessness

Preventing & Overcoming Learned Helplessness

Imagine this – Everyday while getting ready for school your child tries to zip up their jacket and is unsuccessful, so each day they turn to you and rely on you to zip it up.  After this occurs many, many times the child begins to believe that they are not capable of zipping up their […]

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