Posts Tagged ‘child trauma’

Julie’s Thoughts on Hansen Adoption Mess

April 13, 2010

Katie offered the rational professional thoughts about the Torry Hansen adoption case.  Of course she is right, and yet I’m still left needing to vent or scream or SOMETHING!

This case is quite frankly making me crazy.  Maybe because I spend every day of my professional life trying sincerely to educate adoptive parents, or maybe because I am MOM to a now grown child (adopted at 6 from a Russian orphanage) that but for the grace of God could have been this little boy, I simply cannot stop thinking about this case!  The mother bear in me is loud and strong in my head. (more…)

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New trauma course: Understanding Trauma in Children

February 10, 2010

We finally got our course called “Understanding Trauma in Children” up and running.  This is not a new topic for Heart of the Matter Seminars, it’s just that other topics and webinars were taking up our time and trauma kept getting pushed to the back burner.  When we collaborated to bring a free webinar featuring Dr. Bruce Perry to families adopting or awaiting placement of a child from Haiti, it spurred us to get busy and put our course together. (more…)

Dr. Bruce Perry webinar for families adopting from Haiti

January 27, 2010

I’m so pleased to announce that Dr. Bruce Perry has agreed to provide a webinar (free of charge!) to families currently adopting from Haiti.  You can find more information about it here:   Dr. Bruce Perry Webinar for Haiti Families

Dr. Perry and the Child Trauma Academy have made a huge impact on our understanding of trauma as it relates to children and brain development and we are very grateful that he will be addressing the needs of these kiddos and their families.

Please note:  This live webinar is for parents who are in process or who have just recently brought their children home.  It is not for folks who are just interested in learning about adopting from Haiti.  A recording will be made available after the live event.


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