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

The brand new 2021 edition of this practical, insightful manual for teaches, parents, and adult caregivers focuses on attitude, knowledge, and skills to foster a positive caregiver-child relationships.

This spiral-bound book has 80 pages of practical advice, technique-building exercises, and hints and tips for success. It is based on the latest research as well as decades of knowledge and experience from skilled therapists.

The content includes appendices with references and ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and Resiliency screening tools. Topics covered include...

  • Attitude
  • Acceptance of the Child
  • Power of the Teacher
  • The Changing Child
  • General Development
  • Brain (Neurosequential) Development
  • Brain Gender Differences
  • Sensory Integration
  • Resiliency
  • The Power of Play
  • Developmental Skills
  • Reflective Listening
  • How to Create Good Reflections
  • The Use of Encouragement
  • Setting Limits
  • Empowering the Relationship with Choices
  • Entering the Child’s World
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Adverse Community Environments
  • Using a Racial Equity Lens....and much more!

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Center for Child Counseling's White Paper: A Public Health Approach to Fighting ACEs in Palm Beach County identifies opportunities for a community and cross sector response to the ACEs public health crisis.

This paper shows just how many of the community challenges we face today—from violence, lack of a capable workforce, substance abuse, addiction, suicide, and chronic disease—are correlated to people younger than 18 who have experienced multiple, unbuffered ACEs and toxic stress.

This paper is not an exhaustive list of Palm Beach County's possibilities, opportunities, or partnerships. Rather, it is a working document designed to stimulate conversation around innovation for improved child well-being that will result in community success and opportunity.

This paper is meant to be a living document, with updates, corrections, and changes that will educate Palm Beach County on the public health model, generate conversation, and create opportunity for strategic actionable steps forward in effectively addressing ACEs.

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