child development

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 […]
May 3, 2018

Powerful Voices Crossing Boundaries : The Second Post-Conference Reflection of The Resilient Church

This article was originally posted on the ICTG Blog April 28, 2018 The Resilient Church Conference Powerful Voices Crossing Boundaries : The Second Post-Conference Reflection of The Resilient Church One month ago, I wrote a blog post titled “From Mistrust to Hope” that reflected on The Resilient Church conference. In this blog, […]
April 21, 2018

Don’t Wait, Don’t Rush

Don’t Wait, Don’t Rush Trauma Informed Parenting Making Space to Heal There’s the adopted child who comes to the parent and asks about his before life; the foster child who is anxious to talk about her feelings. Then, there are those who say nothing and ask nothing. Trauma-informed parents don’t […]
March 15, 2018

From Mistrust to Hope: A Post-conference Reflection of The Resilient Church

This article was originally posted on the ICTG Blog March 12, 2018  The Resilient Church Conference From Mistrust to Hope: A Post-conference Reflection of The Resilient Church On February 9th, 2018, Pure Heart Church and The Faithful City (TFC) hosted “The Resilient Church Conference” (short video here) in Glendale, Arizona. There were 25 speakers who conducted […]
October 7, 2017

Are You Ready To Be A Revolutionary?

Dr. Robert Rhoton’s call to action speech at the 4th Annual Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Forum: For the last 10 years, Phoenix Children’s hospital and the ACE consortium have been striving to increase understanding of the impact of early life adversities in our community.  The consortium has done this largely […]
June 16, 2016

Who Chooses to Be Dominated in a Relationship?

Occasionally one can hear criticisms and judgments about people that appear reluctant to leave relationships where they are dominated and sometimes abused. Mental health counselors and therapists also feel frustrated very often when dealing with those that they deem as victims in intimate relationships. In a recent training, one such […]