Arizona Trauma Institute

February 13, 2020

Loving Them Is Not Enough Review

I recently watched Loving Them Is Not Enough, a three part video series led by Crystal Krueger, LMFT, CCTS-F that is aimed at helping foster parents to care for children that have been through trauma. While this series may have been designed for foster parents though, it is actually quite […]
December 16, 2019

Creating A Relaxing Environment At Home

Creating A Relaxing Environment At Home The world is a hard place to live in these days. Your home should be your sanctuary from the world, but it can be hard to make it feel that way when you are struggling to deal with your own mental health and trauma. […]
November 21, 2019

Gratitude: Life Tool, not Life Rule

This weekend I went to my 20th high school reunion. While chatting I observed 2 very obviously close friends, who hadn’t seen each other in a long time, engage in a very tragic and beautiful argument. It was heated, with tears, and pointed fingers. Their passion was so raw.  The […]
October 31, 2019

Is It Ever Easy?

Is parenting hard? I mean, is it hard work? My experience has taught me to not overlook the obvious question; and intentionally ignoring it does not make it go away. Here is the truth about parenting. Every child is worthwhile and every child comes with hard parts. It is those […]
October 2, 2019

What Is Forward-Facing® Anyway?

What comes up when you hear the term “Forward-Facing®”? A quick Google search shows us that the most common perception of “forward-facing” is an option for installing a car seat.  But Forward-Facing® is different; it is both a concept and a way of life that is transforming thousands of lives, […]
September 25, 2019

DBT Skills for Trauma and Attachment Starved Clients

Dejaye Botkin is joining our team at Arizona Trauma Institute and Trauma Institute International teaching a course called DBT Skills for Trauma and Attachment Starved Clients. Over the past 20 years working in the field of co-occurring disorders, Dejaye has recognized that all of the clients she has worked with […]