Weekend Reading | Feb. 28

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Below is a collection of various blog posts meant to encourage, inspire or educate. Grab a steaming mug of hot liquid this weekend and steal away to a quiet corner for some quick reads. Happy Weekend!

Dear Foster Mama {A Sunday Series of Letters from the Heart of One Foster Mama to Another}

Yet this story is not simply the amount of times into the storm, because for each treacherous journey into the blackness, you must make another return journey of grief.

Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Abuse or Neglect | What Should I Know About My Child?

Learning about your child’s unique history is an important first step for all parents and caregivers in providing a healing environment for children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Try to consider the child’s background and history from the child’s point of view. What has happened in the child’s life—both good and bad—and how might this impact the child’s behavior and family adjustment? This history is one of many variables that will affect how you can help your child heal and thrive. For instance, your history with the child and other factors specific to the maltreatment (e.g., type of abuse or neglect), specific to the child (e.g., age, resilience), and specific to you (e.g., parenting experience) all come into play.

The New Normal: Process or Distract

A chilling narrative about what it’s like to process trauma.

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