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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...