trauma children

I thought this week I would write a short summary about the contributions of Karyn Purvis to the field of children’s therapy.  She died in 2016 but her teaching and contributions live on.  She taught at Texas Christian University and was an internationally-renowned child development expert, popular speaker, author and passionate advocate for vulnerable children.…

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domestic violence

I just read an article by the Gottman Institute on the difference between situational violence in a marriage and characterological violence.  Mike DeMoss from Family Christian Counseling Center has post graduate training in the Gottman method of marriage therapy. I never enjoy reading articles about domestic violence, but I thought it was important to describe…

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I just finished reading an article in the Journal of Play Therapy titled “Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics in a Therapeutic Preschool: Implications for Work With Children With Complex Neuropsychiatric Problems.” (now that is some title). Neurosequential Model The basic findings of the study involved the use of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics on the social-emotional…

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I just read a reminder from Dr Bruce Perry about his “3R’s” for education.  In this essay he reminds us that the new biology and neuroscience will change the face of education. “Our babies and children have to live in a world that is supercharged with stressors that didn’t exist a decade or two ago.…

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resilience

You Are Stronger Than You Think Have you ever wondered to yourself, ‘How did I make it this far?’ or ‘I should be a statistic?’ It may not feel like it, but you are a walking miracle. Many of us have survived traumatic events or even physical ailments and felt completely helpless. Yet, we have…

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