Trauma Informed Care

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 […]
July 31, 2019

Change Isn’t Enough, I Must Mature

Don’t ask what you want from life. Ask what life wants from you (Viktor Frankl). There are several areas of life that one can grow and mature, but one that is often ignored is perceptual maturation. Long before I’m aware of others, I’m aware of me. How I perceive me […]
July 3, 2018

A Letter to Dr. Gentry Part #1

A letter to Dr. Gentry from Rebecca Leimkuehler, Principal of Holiday Park School Over the last few months I have written dozens of emails to you, all stored in my drafts, concerning work. They were never sent as I am just not clear on the direction. At the end of […]
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 […]