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Including parents should be part of effective trauma therapy

Some mornings as I drive to work, my mind wanders through my family memories.  I often wonder if my life is at all like other people’s lives.  I always think about my children first and then think of the many … Continue reading Including parents should be part of effective trauma therapy

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Without advocacy we cannot change a damn thing

Without advocacy we cannot change a thing.  Heaven knows there’s a lot that needs fixing, changing and bettering in our world today.  Sometimes the changes are small and just need a little push.  But many times, a small push won’t … Continue reading Without advocacy we cannot change a damn thing

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Are you the Social Worker? No, I am the mom.

I walked into my son’s new residential and sat down to have the “intake” meeting.  A lot was happening.  It’s a new program in a new location and new staff too.  It’s also a program designed for young people moving … Continue reading Are you the Social Worker? No, I am the mom.

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It’s just a phase and other lies they told me

When my son was four, he had imaginary friends. They had to be seat-buckled in the car, be served their own buttered roll at dinner and tucked in at bed time. One of his imaginary friends was called Baby Monster. … Continue reading It’s just a phase and other lies they told me

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Residential: It will never be home

Residential was four years of my life. It was a place where I had to lay my head at night. It’s not a home and it’s not my home. It’s a place I had to be to get some help. … Continue reading Residential: It will never be home

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