Quieting the Fight, Flight, Freeze Response

Just as all children in the child welfare system have experienced different kinds of trauma, many birth, adoptive and foster parents involved with child welfare services have their own histories of childhood and/or adult trauma. Untreated traumatic stress has serious consequences for children, adults, and families. Traumatic events in childhood and adolescence can continue to impact adult life, affecting an adult’s ability to regulate emotions, maintain physical and mental health, engage in relationships, parent effectively, and maintain family stability.

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Working with Parents and the Child Welfare System

Just as all children in the child welfare system have experienced different kinds of trauma, many birth, adoptive and foster parents involved with child welfare services have their own histories of childhood and/or adult trauma. Untreated traumatic stress has serious consequences for children, adults, and families. Traumatic events in childhood and adolescence can continue to impact adult life, affecting an adult’s ability to regulate emotions, maintain physical and mental health, engage in relationships, parent effectively, and maintain family stability.

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Dear Human: You’ve got it all wrong…

The longer that I am blessed to sit in the midst of other’s pain and suffering, and in the midst of their recovery and restoration, the more strongly I believe that healing is not what I once believed that healing is. Healing, as I understand healing today, is to give yourself permission to find your authentic voice, your truth, your SELF and to share that with others; to remain the perpetual student as we return to our natural state of being, love.

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A Note On Self-love

Clearly recognizing what is happening inside us, and regarding what we see with an open, kind and loving heart, is what I call Self Love. If we are holding back from any part of our experience, if we continue to move forward with shame or guilt about any part of our Self, if our heart shuts out any part of who we are and what we feel, we are fueling the fears and feelings of separation that sustain the trance of unworthiness. Self Love directly dismantles the very foundations of this trance.

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I Cannot Give Away That Which Is Not Mine To Give

I cannot give away that which is not mine to give. Jules Alvarado, Mother to many I cannot provide peace, tranquility and calm to a wounded child, if I am not at peace and calm. I cannot provide safety to a child, if I do not feel safe inside. I must remember my...

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5 Statements to Engage Clients of Trauma

While there has been considerable research into effects and treatments of trauma, little work has been focused on specific and brain based intervention strategies to help traumatized clients who are also avoidant of attachment. Many clients cope with traumatic...

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From Chaos to Calm

Would you say that your daily experience is comprised of more Chaos, or Calm? Do you have more stressful minutes, or peaceful minutes throughout your day? Do you find yourself living intentionally, mindfully and consciously, or merely existing, pushing through another...

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The Mindful and Trauma Informed Classroom

The Mindful and Trauma Informed Classroom Using Emotional Regulatory Healing in the Schools FACT: One out of every 4 children attending school has been exposed to a traumatic event that can affect learning and/or behavior. (NCTSN: Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators...

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Secondary Traumatic Stress Recovery

Secondary Traumatic Stress Recovery We are responsible for the care of not just those who allow us into the sacred corners of their lives, but also to our own capacity for healing as well~ Each year more than 10 million children in the United States endure the trauma...

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Ten Relationship Commandments

Ten Commandments of Relationship with self, spouse, partner, children, parent, peer or other based in Emotional Regulatory Healing by Juli Alvarado 2016 Relationship takes work! YUP, sorry to tell you, if you don’t work at it, relationship falls apart, every time....

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