Online course on Trauma

The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children is offering a course titled: “Healing the Experience of Trauma”.  The learning objectives sound quite relevant to our work.  Take a look: Understand the psychophysiology of trauma. Name at least three ways stress and trauma influence changes in the central...

Kick back, relax, and READ

We at CLDR love a good book to read, especially when it is cold outside!  This winter, our board has compiled a list of favorite books that have taught us about serving children and families in crisis.  Enjoy! The Boy that was Raised as a Dog (Dr. Bruce Perry...

Our Hearts are with Las Vegas

Our hearts are broken over the tragedy in Las Vegas.  We also know that children near and far are affected, even if they are not directly connected to a victim or survivor.  Click here for resources on how to talk to kids about this event, and join us in...

Our Hearts Go Out To Chattanooga, Tennessee

Our hearts go out to the victims, families, first responders, hospital and school personnel, and child life specialists in Chattanooga, TN involved with the school bus crash today. Children near and far can experience trauma related to this event.  For a great resource providing tips on talking with children...

“Help Kids Cope” app

Help Kids Cope is an app designed to assist parents in talking to their children about different disasters they may experience or have already experienced. This app includes 10 different disaster types with sections in each on how to explain, prepare, respond, and heal from the event their family...