Category Archives: Parents

The Healthy Sex Talk: Teaching Consent to Children Of All Ages

Found this fantastic article this morning with clear and concise tips (and examples!) for parents about how to teach children of all ages about consent and body rights. I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to pass it along!

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Whip ‘Em Out!

Some close friends of mine have recently begun or recently finished nursing their new infants, so I’ve been thinking lately about the importance of breastfeeding. And wouldn’t you know, August is national breastfeeding month!  Although it’s not here yet, there are … Continue reading

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For Parents and Providers: Understanding Postpartum Depression

I’m always on the prowl for helpful books and resources to offer parents and providers, and I just came across PsychCentral’s review of the book, “Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression” by Shoshana Bennett, Ph.D., and … Continue reading

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For Parents: Identifying Problematic Play

In my practice working with parents of child trauma survivors, the issue of posttraumatic play often arises.  Parents sometimes don’t understand what posttraumatic play is.  Some of the questions I’ve heard include: “When my child plays “doctor” with his or … Continue reading

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The Birds and The Bees…

A lot of parents wonder how to have the (often dreaded) sex talk.  When is the right time?  What do I say?  I feel weird talking about something so mature with my child!  These are very common fears and questions. … Continue reading

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Part II: A Guide to Juvenile Dependence Proceedings

In Part I of this post, I gave a general description of the legal process following a child’s removal from the home due to allegations of abuse or neglect.  If you are caring for a child who is a dependent … Continue reading

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Part I: A Guide to Juvenile Dependence Proceedings

Much of my clinical experience has been with children who are dependents of the court; in other words, children who have been removed from the home for one reason or another.  The California juvenile dependency court system can be overwhelming … Continue reading

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Child-Centered Play Therapy and Disruptive Behavior Disorders

Cochran, J.F., Cochran, N.H., Nordling, W.J., McAdam, A., & Miller, D.T. (2010). Two case studies of child-centered play therapy for children referred with highly disruptive behavior. The International Journal of Play Therapy, 19, 130-143. In the most recent issue of … Continue reading

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Child Sex Trafficking

Welcome to my blog! Ultimately, I hope to use this blog to summarize current research in the field of child psychology and child trauma for parents and providers. With all the new research available in these fields it can be … Continue reading

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