“My parents were strict with me…”

We are continuing our series on how to respond to common objections to trauma-informed care. A common objection to validation and to considering the adaptive function of behaviors is: “My mother was always strict with me, and if I disrespected her she would slap me...

This is Not the Real World

We are continuing our series on how to respond to common objections to trauma-informed care. A common objection to validation and to considering the adaptive function of behaviors is: it’s not the “Real world”, It’s not punishing enough, it’s too nice....

Pat’s Article and Interview

I recently wrote an article that was published in Fostering Families Magazine. The title of the article is: Transforming a Placement into a Family. I was interviewed about this content on a radio show hosted by Pat O’Brien. The link to the interview is: Radio...

What Can I Say to that Person Who Just Does Not Buy It?

During the month of February our theme will be Responding to Common Concerns About Trauma-Informed Care. We are going to look at how to answer the most common objections to a trauma-informed treatment approach. The concerns we will be covering are: If we stop giving...