How to Help Parents Become Trauma-Informed

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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.

Check out this week’s vlog below and while you are there make sure to subscribe and give this video a thumbs up if you find it helpful!

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PJ Bruch LMFT · August 8, 2019 at 2:18 pm

I just wanted to thank you for your outreach and how informative and validating your vlog is. I’ve had a career long goal to be a trauma competent provider for families and is nice to know that there is a group of us.

    ninakeeler · August 14, 2019 at 4:53 am

    Thanks so much for your kind and supportive words. I am so happy that you are apart of the community now. Welcome and make yourself at home. Please don’t hesitate to let me know how I support that career goal.

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