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Trauma & Childhood Development

We know that childhood trauma can and does create lifelong health consequences. In our last post, we discussed what adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are and the importance of educating ourselves on this important topic. Now we look at the lasting consequences of ACEs as one of the root causes of prevalent lifelong health issues. The …

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Help Kids Feel Safe at the Doctor’s Office

As your child gets older, you won’t always be in the room at their doctor’s appointments. Here’s how to help your kid navigate solo at medical visits. Below is an article that originally appeared in Today’s Parent, a publication based in Canada. The article, “7 Ways to Help Kids Feel Comfortable – and safe – …

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Changing the Conversation

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE Study): Changing the conversation from “What is wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?” It’s a common misconception that what happens to you in the past, is just that, in the past. Maybe you experienced trauma in your childhood, but why does that matter? Childhood experiences, both positive and …

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Talking to Kids About Abuse in the News

As an adult, talking to kids about child sexual abuse can be a pretty scary thought. In today’s world, media is everywhere – on our TVs, on our phones, and on the radio on the way to school – and as cases are discussed in the news, it creates a perfect opportunity to talk to …

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Worst Case with Patty Dailey Lewis

Best Case Worst Case with Patty Dailey Lewis​ Part II She’s back! Darkness to Light Board Member and Executive Director of the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children, Patty Dailey Lewis, Esq., appeared on the Best Case Worst Case podcast once again. The podcast, hosted by Jim Clemente and Francey Hakes, takes you behind police lines, giving …

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