Introduction to the Principles

Through our 20+ years of working in mental health, we found Seven Principles evident in all families and, frequently, enacted negatively. Our desire is to make these known and help families be more intentional. Please watch the series of videos. We welcome all questions and comments. Video link...

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“I am the worstest girl!”

Sally hurriedly pushed the cart up the grocery isle. Susan sat contentedly in the seat, tapped mom’s hand and looked around. Jane lagged behind, curiously examining the stacked cans and colorful boxes. Sally turned and said to her foster daughter, “Jane, stop touching those things. Come on, keep...

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I don’t know!!

TRAUMA DISRUPTED COMPETENCIES, PARADIGM SHIFT Dealing with the “I don’t know” (IDK) bomb! We call it a bomb because fear and anger usually explode with these words. Word bombs are often delivered in the face of a genuine plea for understanding about why a behavior occurred. These words often drive...

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NEW OPPORTUNITIES–LET US HELP

CONSULTING, TRAININGS, AND REFRESHER COURSES Connection Resources is opening and expanding programing. We are accepting consultations and can book trainings. Services provided via Zoom, Facetime, or live. For many years, we have been contacted for consultation services, refresher courses, and...

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Intentional Rule Breaking—Competing Shoulds

Paradigm Shift: Behaviors From the corner of her eye, Sally silently watched Jane, her daughter via foster care, sneak into the kitchen for her eighth snack. Sally yelled, again, at her to stop and go to her room. Jane wheeled about and stomped off, loudly screaming that she wanted to talk to her...

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Adapting the Environment

ENVIRONMENT HEALING ENVIRONMENT   Special Environmental Considerations for children with early trauma In preceding chapters, we informed the reader about the impact of child trauma and how to develop a supportive team.  Once the team is in place, we must turn our attention to creating a...

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Pinterest

Follow me on Pinterest! [email protected] (https://www.pinterest.com/fayehall/boards) I created boards that will help parents and professionals understand their children and learn healing ways to interact.  Some of the boards are Trauma Disrupted Competencies, attachment, attachment activities,...

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