Archive for November, 2011
Did you know that when you go to Amazon.com through a link on either the Family Programs Hawai‘i (FPH) or It Takes An ‘Ohana (ITAO) website, every purchase you make during that session will benefit ITAO’s program without adding one cent onto your cost? Once you’ve entered Amazon though a FPH or ITAO link, we […]
Keeping a child connected to his or her culture is very important, especially children involved in out of home care. This book can help us better understand our host culture’s history, thus helping us explain current events to all children in our care.
Mentors make a difference. Guidance from a caring, consistent, non-parental adult can enhance the safety net for youth. With a grant from the Victoria S. and Bradley L. Geist Foundation, Family Programs Hawaii has launched Mentoring Connections. Follow link to learn more.
Child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., explore the extent to which our childhood experiences actually do shape the way we parent. Drawing upon stunning new findings in neurobiology and attachment research, they explain how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain, and offer parents a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories, which will help them raise compassionate and resilient children.
Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry has treated children faced with unimaginable horror: genocide survivors, witnesses, children raised in closets and cages, and victims of family violence. Here he tells their stories of trauma and transformation.
Click here to download Supporting Maltreated Children to learn how early neglect and abuse affect attachment and brain development and how to help children so affected. This article was adapted from articles by Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. It is from Adoptalk, published by the North American Council on Adoptable Children, St. Paul, Minnesota; 651-644-3036; www.nacac.org. […]
In this unforgettable book, award-winning science journalist Maia Szalavitz and renowned child-psychiatrist Bruce D. Perry explain how empathy develops, why it is essential both to human happiness and for a functional society, and how it is threatened in the modern world.
Dr. Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D., is an internationally recognized authority on brain development and children in crisis. Dr. Perry leads the ChildTrauma Academy, a pioneering center providing service, research and training in the area of child maltreatment.