childhood trauma

The Effects of Childhood Trauma – Foster Parents Article

Children who come into our care here at Upbring have often experienced significant trauma due to abuse and neglect. While there is no universal way trauma affects a child or presents its symptoms, it’s not to be discredited or ignored. As we continue to recognize April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we’ve asked Upbring Family Services Clinical Director, Frank Lopez to share his expertise on how to spot signs of trauma in children and how to provide the best…

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Childhood trauma – from a foster parent’s perspective. – Foster Parents Article

I remember the first day I came into contact with the physical manifestation of childhood trauma. My first foster son was three years old at the time and he’d been in our home for just a few weeks. In those weeks, I’d noticed that he couldn’t identify or recall what I considered to be fairly typical three-year-old knowledge. He didn’t seem to know that cows went “moo” and pigs went “oink.” He couldn’t remember that my car was blue or…

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What Is It and How To Help Your Foster Child Be A Kid Again. — – Foster Parents Article

What does Parentified mean? When a child takes on the role and responsibilities of a parent, typically through functional and emotional caregiving, they are experiencing the process of parentification. Being a parentified child goes well beyond completing age appropriate chores or learning to provide comfort to others. Parentfication involves a child sacrificing their own needs of love, guidance, nurturing and attention, to care for their parent(s). Its a role reversal, in which, the child feels obligated to take on the…

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