A Way of Being

What if there was a way for you to simply "be" around children -- a better way? A more effective way to handle difficult behaviors and emotions? Would you embrace ideas that could bring your family closer together and make the time you spend with your child happier and more fulfilling?

Imagine relationships where children feel accepted and parents, teachers, or caregivers feel empowered. Well, there is a way and it's based on decades of research into child brain development, the expertise of countless professionals, and a wealth of information on building resilience and the power of Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs) and healthy relationships early in life.

Center for Child Counseling's work is based on this way of being and is the cornerstone of our approach.

A Trauma-Informed Approach

Our goal is to build a trauma-informed community where children grow up with adults who understand the impact of ACEs and trauma, do not cause more damage through their words or actions, and are able to promote Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs), safety, and resilience. Being trauma-informed involves understanding, sensitivity, and a deep knowledge of how trauma can affect a child's growing brain and potentially result in lifelong physical and mental health concerns.

‘A Way of Being with Children’ Manuals

A Way of Being with Children: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Building Resilience

Designed for parents, teachers, and caregivers of young children, the A Way of Being with Children manual offers insightful information, effective strategies, and activities to implement at home and in the classroom.

Combining research and over 20 years of practice, there of 86 pages of information, practical advice and technique-building exercises, including hints and tips for success. We know it works, because it is the foundation of our approach!

The videos, tip sheets, and brief workshops (30 -45 minutes) were developed to support you in using the skills outlined in the manual.

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Newly Published for Kindergarten to Grade 5!

A Way of Being with Children: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Building Safety and Resilience in Elementary School

"When we prioritize teaching our children emotional regulation, we equip them with a lifelong tool to cope with stress, build healthy relationships, and make sound decisions."   - Dr. Daniel J. Siegel

In a rapidly changing world, the need for resilience in our children has never been more critical. The 140-page manual was developed by our team of child experts, reflecting our passion and commitment to building the capacity of the adults in a child’s life to promote safety, resilience, and well-being through effective, developmentally appropriate, and trauma-informed practices.

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Videos and Resources

Our team of child mental health and safety experts have developed an array of tip sheets, videos, and workshops to help adults who work and live with children, offered on our A Way of Being, Ways to Talk to Children, Ways to Play, weLEARN play, and Parent Resources pages. Through our online learning platform at beKidSafe.org we providing education to prevent abuse and promote safety.

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