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Is Love Happening Here? Relationships 101

Is Love Happening Here? Relationships 101

Foster parents have a unique role in a foster child’s life. It is, by definition, a time limited relationship. Can love happen when the end is inevitable? Does the transient nature of a relationship imply anything about the quality of the commitment involved? I’d like...

Neurological Adolescence: Teens 101

Neurological Adolescence: Teens 101

I’m no expert in the field of neurology but I wrote my Master’s Thesis on Adolescence and spent many years of my career working with them and their parents as a therapist. There is an opportunity during this time to make a huge difference in the life of a young person...

Mental Health 101: Optimal Nurturing

Mental Health 101: Optimal Nurturing

One’s mental health is a fluid element of life. It includes our emotional well-being, our social relationships and our inner life, our sense of self. We come into the world with a brain more or less ready for the world then our experiences, both prenatal and upon...

A Spoonful, not a Flood: Dosing 101

A Spoonful, not a Flood: Dosing 101

I’m going to focus on a concept possibly unfamiliar but worth your attention. Dosing is a word used by Dr. Bruce Perry of the Neurosequential Model to describe the role a caregiver has in controlling how much stress children with chronic trauma histories can...

Attachment 101: Healing the Brain

Attachment 101: Healing the Brain

I should apologize now. This feels more like a term paper than a blog but in my effort to be as clear as possible, it just became more and more academic sounding. I will try to wrap up in simpler language by the end! Last week in a support group, something was said...

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