Play therapy is a powerful approach to working with children, including those who have experienced trauma. As a school-based registered play therapist, I’ve used play therapy in my work with both children and adolescents. What is play therapy, and how …

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A shorter version of “Questions for Trauma-Sensitive Decision-Making” was included on the Attachment & Trauma Network’s blog in the fall of 2020. Read it to explore four questions that will help you make trauma-sensitive decisions during the pandemic and beyond. …

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Hold Them Close by Dr. Debbie Donsky

After watching my webinar with Brookes Publishing that shares this title, read this post to explore eleven activities designed for youth and their caregivers. Use them to provide trauma-sensitive student support during school closures associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The …

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I wrote an earlier version of this post about oppression as trauma in 2019 and revised it in 2020. That’s when I added the resources for learning more at the bottom. It’s important to keep learning as well as acting …

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I’m very excited to help kick-off the Attachment & Trauma Network’s 2017 “Educating Traumatized Children” Summit by sharing why trauma-sensitive schools are so important. I also have a resource to give you. Childhood trauma negatively affects at least one in …

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Welcome, I’m so glad you’re here! Perhaps you’re wondering, “Why should educators be building trauma-sensitive schools?” And, “Who is Ms. Jen?” Let’s dive into answers to both questions below. Who is Ms. Jen? Let me start by saying that I’m …

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