Resources

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) shows up often with children who experience early trauma. Learn about this destructive but treatable disorder, the behaviors associated with it, and what to do if you think your child might have it, in this article which appears in the September issue of Fostering Families Today magazine.

A young adult and her Mom share their experience in this interview and how ver...

May 19, 2018

Dr. Lark Eshleman appeared on WGAL to speak about warning signs parents can look out for to determine if a child may have been adversely affected by news of the school shooting in Santa Fe. See the full video here. 

April 5, 2018

A research study and test you can take that demonstrates an association of adverse childhood experiences with health and social problems as adults. Find this on the CDC's website here.

April 3, 2018

In an article published by Huffington Post, Dr. John DeGarmo explores the tragedy of so many children in our society.  Is foster care the answer?  For many children, it may be the ONLY answer.  But in addition, don't we need to do a better job of supporting parents to allow children to grow up in safe and healthy homes and families whenever possible. 

March 17, 2018

Dr. Lark Eshleman, the Executive Director of About Child Trauma, appeared on WGAL to discuss responsible social media use. See the full video here.

March 17, 2018

A study conducted in the journal Pediatrics found that children with particular adverse childhood experiences (such as divorce, living with a household member who was a problem drinker or mentally ill, etc.) initiated drinking earlier than peers and are more likely to drink to cope with problems. 

March 17, 2018

A meta-analysis conducted by a public health organization found that experiencing multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) had strong associations with problematic drug use, self-directed violence, mental illness, and problematic alcohol use.

March 17, 2018

A study which analyzed data from the 2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System showed that individuals who had experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences  

March 17, 2018

A systematic literature review published in the journal Sleep Medicine found that individuals with a history of Adverse Childhood Experiences were more likely to report nightmares, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, nightmare distress, and psychiatric sleep disorders.

September 13, 2017

Parenting can be difficult.  Transracial parenting can be more than difficult, even with all of the rewards it brings.  Parents must make ways to nurture themselves -- here's an article to help support you through that important process. 

Transracial Foster Parenting -- Nurture Your Resilience (September 13, 2017)

By Lark Eshleman, PhD, and Jennifer Auman, MOM, Program Manager, N-MIECHV (Ne...

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