Has trauma impacted the child you're caring for?
In the same way you prepared your home to welcome a new child, it's important to also prepare your heart and mind, especially if the child has suffered from a background of trauma. Your invitation for love may be met with hostility, and you might find that this new member of your family rejects connection. If so, then it's critical to acknowledge the effects of trauma on a child's ability to attach.
Mike and Kristin Berry realized all of this when they became adoptive and foster parents. In their twenty-year marriage, they have had the joy and privilege of adopting eight children, and fostering twenty-three. Now they offer guidance from their own journey to others parenting a child who has experienced past trauma. In Securely Attached, they share practical insights that are supported by therapeutic and medical facts, so all parents can provide the best for the children in their care. You will learn:
- How trauma changes the brain
- How to identify trauma-induced behaviors
- How to identify attachment disorders
- How to advocate for your child in the community
Get the help you need to better care for the children in your home. Learn how you can create a family and home that is safe and supportive so your children can grow to trust and become securely attached.
- Everyone Experiences Trauma
- Trauma and the Brain
- Resiliency and Healing
- Attachment and Healing
- How Trauma Disrupts Attachment
- Building the Foundation for Healthy Attachments
- Understanding the Behaviors That Hinder Secure Attachment
- Is It Bad Behavior or Something Else?
- The Caregiver Is the Detective
- Prevention and Intervention
- Managing Crisis Behavior
- Emotional Regulation and Self-Care for the Caregiver
- Co-regulation and Self-Regulation Strategies
- What to Do When...?
- Communicating with Others
- Parenting Your Children into Adulthood
- Believing for More