Recommendations

We would like to offer some tools to equip you as parents to help with healing in your home.

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Books

Grace Based Discipline by Karis Kimmel Murray

Wounded Children, Healing Homes by Jayne Schooler

The Whole Brain Child  by Daniel Siegel

The Connected Child  by Karyn Purvis

Nurturing Adoptions by Deborah Gray

Parenting From the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel & Mary Hartzell

Anatomy of the Soul  by Curt Thompson

Beyond Consequences, Logic and Control by Heather Forbes

Ready or Not: 30 Days of Discovery for Foster & Adoptive Parents by Pam Parish

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Therapies

TBRI is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. While the intervention is based on years of attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience research, the heartbeat of TBRI is connection. 

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a fairly new, nontraditional type of psychotherapy. It's growing in popularity, particularly for treating post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma.  

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Sensory

Sensory processing is important for parents to understand, especially with a child from a hard place. Because of their past, children can experience altered brain development, which impacts the way in which they process sensory data.

Some are sensory seekers, some are sensory sensitive, and others are both-- which can be challenging.

We try to fill our home with sensory rich experiences (swinging, fidgets, play dough), spend a lot of time in play and off of screens, and utilize Essential Oils.

*The Out of Sync Child by Carol Kranowitz is a helpful resource in this department.