How to Help Parents Become Trauma-Informed
Parenting is a tough job. As a mother, I take my role seriously and often wonder if I am doing it right and if my son will be okay. I couldn’t imagine him having significant trauma that even further complicates the role of being his mother. I am often in awe of parents who are parenting traumatized children. It takes a lot of work, and I try to provide a ton of support to them.
Parenting from a trauma-informed lens is vital for parents of trauma survivors. We know from research that trauma changes the brain and body and it can’t be ignored. Trauma also directly impacts the parent-child relationship and it is imperative that parents are equipped with the skills and knowledge to handle the challenges ahead.
In this week’s vlog, I talk about some things you can consider when helping parents become trauma-informed in their parenting practices. I share things I have used over the years with children and families as well as my adult clients in hopes it will give you some ideas and direction in your trauma treatment practice.
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