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Mentors put the P in PACES for mentors for program directors Feb 12, 2024

We can’t talk about complex trauma or children in foster care without discussing the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACES). 

ACES have a profound impact on human development,...

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4 Ways Mentorship is Therapeutic for Children with Complex Trauma Needs for mentors for program directors Jan 17, 2024

As a young social worker, I often thought I wasn’t doing enough. 

As a post-adoption case manager, I got kids on my caseload after an adoptive parent reached out for help. Many times...

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5 Reasons Why Children with Complex Trauma Lie for mentors for parents for program directors Nov 21, 2023

One behavioral response to childhood trauma is lying. Many foster and adoptive parents grapple with this challenge, seeking understanding and effective interventions.

For children with complex...

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Get $25,000 to Launch your Stable Moments Program for program directors May 18, 2023

We know more people would launch a Stable Moments program if they had the funding.

And our #1 goal is to equip as many organizations as possible to serve children in foster care WHILE...

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Trauma-Informed Holidays Nov 30, 2022

So we are in the full throes of the holiday season right now and as much as many of us have merry and bright attitudes about this season, it is important to understand that the...

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Get Your Stable Moments Program Funded for program directors Nov 01, 2022

It's that time of year again...time when you really need to be planning your end-of-year campaign. And guess what? I wrote it for you!!!

That's right. I firmly believe that community members...

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Structured BUT Flexible for mentors for parents for program directors Oct 26, 2022

Being both flexible and structured are big parts of the Stable Moments model…but wait, how can you be flexible AND structured?

The truth is, kids, and most humans need a whole bunch of...

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My Response to Hate Mail for mentors for parents for program directors Sep 07, 2022

I got my first hate mail, attacking the Stable Moments model saying we're causing more trauma by allowing people who aren't credentialed to work with kids with complex trauma needs.

In this...

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10 Months isn't Asking Too Much Aug 17, 2022

Many program directors have concerns about asking their community to give an hour per week for 10 months to a child who has experienced foster care.

I strongly believe that we are not asking too...

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Healed People Heal People for mentors for program directors Jul 20, 2022

A ping of anxiety shot through her chest. She could feel anger expanding from the pit of her stomach. She was pissed and felt like she wasted her time and was pretty certain she would be quitting...

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This Work Is Hard for mentors for program directors Apr 01, 2022
This work can be frustrating. Whether you're a parent, a caseworker, a program director, or a mentor - working with complex trauma is well...complex. Caseworkers can be intrusive and demanding....
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Never Got a Chance to be a Kid for mentors for parents for program directors Feb 16, 2022
Many of the kids we work with learned to put their needs last. They are what the clinical world calls "parentified" meaning they had to take care of themselves, their siblings, or sometimes even...
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