Thank you for your interest in learning about the special needs of children with complex trauma. Such trauma can occur from abuse, neglect, abandonment, and even from emotionally distant primary caregivers. We offer specialized training in the impact of early trauma and provide healing interventions. We will translate research and theory into practical interventions.
We make attachment and trauma research practical.
- Identify origins of behaviors resulting from early trauma
- Offer interventions that address these origins
- Aid in designing a healing environment
- Explore service options
- Identify ways to engage: creative uses of games and props
- Identify and guide in using assessment tools
- Guide in parenting empowerment; resources and tools
- Provide worksheets and forms to support treatment
Trauma training for Educators:
- Linking early neglect and abuse and academic difficulties
- Seeing the child through a trauma lens
- Healing ways to intervene
- Treatment options
- Healing interventions
- Team dynamics
- Acquiring services
- Negative working model
- Types of trauma
- Introduction to Reactive Attachment
- Healthy sense of self
- Parenting a traumatized child
- Trauma and child development
- Attachment activities
- Improving communication
- BHRS treatment planning
- Top Ten Topics-therapeutic parenting
- Measured goals-measured healing
- Domestic violence: childhood trauma
- In-home therapy
- Food insecurities
- Developing a support network
- or we offer customized training to meet your needs!
Because millions of children experience early trauma and attachment disruptions, whether through death, physical or sexual abuse, domestic, community, or school violence, terrorism or other tragic losses, parents
A Book for Parents and Professionals
Healing Traumatized Children
Authors Hall, Merkert
Healing Traumatized Children confirms that without effective in-home intervention, many of these children will become involved in juvenile and adult justice systems and continue the intergenerational transmission of maladaptive relationships, abuse, and neglect. It is important to remember that these children will eventually become tomorrow’s parents.
“Clear language and thorough explanations make this book widely accessible, especially for the adoptive and foster parents of traumatized children.”
View the full review at https://www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/healing-traumatized-children/
“Award-Winning Finalist in the “Parenting & Family” category of the 2015 USA Best Book Awards” -USA Book News
A Tale of Two Babies and Their Mommies: How babies learn how to handle fear
Clinical Goals: A Tale of Two Babies
- To give insight into the child’s early experiences
- To introduce the concept of an individual having “parts”
- To demonstrate how experiences are integrated into the self
- To reduce the child’s shame by identifying how the child learned to
need controlthe environment
- To provide an experience of why/how the child did not develop trust in
- To reduce blaming birth parents, as they have “hurts” that prevent consistent positive
- To give
understandingof the child’s view of being moved from one home to another
- To help the new family understand their child’s behaviors
- To demonstrate internalizing the parent
- To develop empathy for this child
- To help other children in the home reflect on their early relationships
- To help parents attune to their child’s emotional states and triggers
- To enforce the need for help from
care giversand therapist
- To spur discussion about a child’s past
- To give hope for the future
An excerpt from: A Tale of Two Babies
One bright and sunny morning, a tiny baby was born. The loving mommy looked into her baby’s eyes and smiled, and promised to take care of her every need.
As all babies, this tiny child learned about herself from her mommy’s eyes, loving smiles, and tender touch, each coming straight from mommy’s heart. This mommy knew she could take good care of her baby and keep her safe from others who may hurt her. This mommy could see a bright future for herself and her baby.
Each time her mommy came, mommy shared the fear and helped the fear go away. This tiny child learned from her mommy’s eyes, loving smiles, and tender touch that she was precious, mommy could be trusted, and she was safe.
One bright and sunny morning, a tiny baby was born. The mommy looked into her baby’s eyes and promised to take care of her every need.
As all babies, this tiny child learned about herself through her mommy’s eyes and touch, each coming straight from the heart. But, this mommy’s heart was hurt. Sometimes, she could not take good care of her baby. Sometimes, she did not stop others from hurting her baby. This mommy could not see a bright future for herself or her baby.
With fright from noises, the baby feared danger.
This tiny child learned from her mommy’s hurt heart. Mommy did not always come to help
Meeting on the first Tuesday evenings of each month, this support group focuses on teaching and reviewing parenting skills necessary to maintain a therapeutic home environment designed to heal the hearts and minds of children and teens affected by early trauma.
Time & Date
First Tuesday of each month
Community Bible Church
331 Anderson Ferry Rd
Cost: $10 per family unit
*Cash or check payable to JFS of Harrisburg