Trauma can impact any individual or family and leave lasting changes that may be difficult to deal with as a parent. When bad things happen to our children, sometimes parents feel at a loss with how to support their child. They may also feel the impact of trauma too. Many foster and adoptive parents are impacted by the traumatic attachments that have happened before they even met the child. Having a clear path and knowing how to support the child (and ourselves) during the chaotic times is crucial for building a positive parent-child relationships.
Resilience refers to the characteristics an individual or family have prior to traumatic experiences. These characteristics are typically related to social skills, academic performance, and personal strengths. Strengthening the relationships in families and building strong bonds & coping skills create an unshakable foundation for a family. Post-Traumatic Growth refers to the ability of a person or family to endure hardship or trauma but become transformed for the better because of the experience. Transformation is possible in any situation no matter how challenging with the right knowledge & skills.
Skills related to mindful living & leadership can be transformational for both families and professionals. There are so many distractions and stressors in our lives today that it can be difficult to have clarity when it comes to our families and careers. The use of mindfulness based strategies and skills are scientifically supported to be effective coping skills for children, parents, and even professionals. The use of these skills decreases overwhelm, improves problem solving, and decreases emotional reactivity.
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