Trauma is especially on my mind this week because of two things I read recently:
One is this excellent article in ACES Too High News. It's primary focus is on school discipline, but it contains a boatload of good information on trauma that can serve adoptive parents, too.
The second is this post by Sunday Koffron of To Tell the Truth: Please Stand Up. First of all, I love that she's talking about mirror neurons (it's a favorite topic of mine -- one I almost always touch on when I speak about foster-adoption publicly). But I'm really linking to this post because of where she gets to in the end. Want to know what your child's experience of trauma feels like? Read this post.
To round out my Five for Friday, here are three resources that I recommend if you are interested in learning more about how to best support children with trauma histories:
Child Trauma Academy
Beyond Consequences Institute