In recent weeks, we have discussed the special challenges and needs of children who go through the foster care system. An overwhelming number of these kids have been victims of abuse, trauma or neglect and are struggling with both physical and mental health issues as...
When children with unresolved grief and loss enter a foster home, they bring their pain with them. Their main priority is self-protection against future loss and vulnerability. These children avoid intimacy, closeness and dependence at all costs. They are fearful of...
One of the most wounded populations of children and adults we work with at Evergreen Psychotherapy Center are those who have been through the foster care system. Unfortunately, this is also the population that is often the most disenfranchised, with the least access...
Attachment and Trauma: Healing Children/Healthy Caregivers
Understanding attachment and trauma
February 11 Positive parenting/caregiving concepts and skills
February 18 Self-care practices for parents, caregivers and helping agents
February 25 Dealing with the adversity and hardships of COVID-19.
It is the deep and enduring connection established between a child and caregiver in the first several years of life. However, more and more children are failing to develop secure attachments to loving, protective caregivers. These children are left without the most important foundation for healthy development and are at risk for: