De-Escalation Techniques for Parents of Kids Who Have Experienced Trauma
How does trauma play into behavior and what can parents do to help? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Cameka Hart, Therapeutic Family Specialist at Buckner Children and Family Services, and Jennifer McCallum, Lead Post Adoption Counselor for Buckner Children and Family Services.
- Core principles of Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) for parenting kids who have been abused and neglected
- How to prevent the child from getting out of control?
- What to do in the midst of a tantrum.
- Anticipating what sets the child off. Hunger, stress, triggered memory, feeling out of control or threatened, transitions.
- Transitions are hard for some kids.
- The power allowing the child to re-do.
- Different forms that a re-do can take.
- Having children repair the harm they have caused.
- Helping the child express their needs.
- Helping a child regulate.
- Brainstorm solutions.
- Importance of playful interactions.
- Importance of routines.
- Importance of self-care for foster and adoptive parents.
- How to cope with a child who is escalating and throwing a tantrum in public?
- How to ground yourself in the midst of trying to cope with a tantrum.
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