One of the instruments that the therapists at Family Christian Counseling Center use during children’s counseling to help assess children who are experiencing behavioral, emotional, and social problems is the Child Behavior Checklist. This is a checklist that has been developed over decades using evidence based research to aid in identifying behavioral, emotional, and social…

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trauma child

Childhood trauma, is it unique? I just finished reading an article from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University titled “Excessive Stress Disrupts the Architecture of the Developing Brain”. There are times I wish I could ignore what I have read, not because I disagree with it but because I wish it was…

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childrens trauma

One of our specialties at Family Christian Counseling Center is working with children who have experienced trauma. I just finished reading an article titled “Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents can Do” by the National Institute of Mental Health (a branch of the National Institute of Health). The article has…

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child trauma

Children’s trauma is one of the most difficult forms of trauma to treat, but it is vital to help children heal because they are our future. While reading “The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics” (Perry & Hambrick, 2008), I was amazed again at the intricacies of the brain. This developing organ of a child is complex…

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