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Posted Mar 12, 2012 at In My Child's World
Three days remain to enter and win a free copy of The Adoptive & Foster Parent Guide: How to Heal Your Child's Trauma and Loss. It is an easy process: simply tell your friends about the book on your favorite adoption or fosterer websites, forums, or groups . . .... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at In My Child's World
Share my good news! The Adoptive & Foster Parent Guide: How to Heal Your Child’s Trauma and Loss To celebrate the release of my book, I am going to giveaway a free book and an adorable picture frame. It’s easy to enter! Simply tell your adoption and fosterer friends about... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2012 at In My Child's World
Carol Lozier announces her new website, and book, The Adoptive & Foster Parent Guide: How to Heal Your Child’s Trauma and Loss. Carol Lozier, MSW is a clinical social worker in private practice in Louisville, Kentucky. She graduated from Florida State University in 1989, and is licensed in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2012 at In My Child's World
Welcome today’s guest blogger and adoptive mom, Gem. Biography of ThreeBecomeFour My name is Gem and I'm now in my 20s for the third time! My husband, Mike, and I have been together since 1990, having met when I joined his band as a singer. We've been married since 1994... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2012 at In My Child's World
This comment was sent to my email address from adoptive father, Steve. His wise comment highlights the importance of being a care manager for your child: In my opinion one of the most important aspect of care management is watching for side effects of medications. Most people know that medicines can have different side effects for different people. What we learned (the hard way) is that when it comes to mood altering drugs, if a person is given a drug for a condition they don't actually have, it can have the opposite effect on them. For example, a drug that treats aggression, when given to a person who isn't aggressive can actually make them more aggressive. You should always note when a medication is changed or a dosage is altered and watch for any changes, desired or undesired. If they get worse it's obvious you need to talk to the one who prescribed it. If they don't change, maybe they don't even need to be on that drug and once again, talk to the prescriber. I'm all for taking a drug that makes a positive change in your health, but I hate the idea of taking one long term with no benefit. That can't be anything but an unnecessary risk. As a child's care manager it's really up to you to see that the follow up takes place because sometimes the Doctors don't. When they say "Let's try this", it doesn't mean let's try it for three years. It really means let's try it and if it doesn't work we'll move on to something else that might. Know the side effects of a medication and talk to your child to see if they notice any changes of any kind. Tracking changes can be a difficult thing to do, even on yourself. It's even harder when a child may not have the understanding, awareness, or vocabulary that an adult would have.
Who advocates for your child? Who is the lead provider or care manager for him or her? Commonly, parents believe that their child’s pediatrician or another significant professional will guide their medical and mental health care. In actuality, this is often not the case due to enormous caseloads and changes... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2012 at In My Child's World
Our guest blogger is Lori Gertz. Lori makes her living as a strategic marketing consultant, writer, and reiki master and is currently studying to be a homeopath. She faced the ultimate Sophie’s choice—to give up the daughter she had adopted as a newborn or to keep her, even though she... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2012 at In My Child's World
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Jan 21, 2012
Thanks Robyn! I appreciate it! Carol
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2012 on YOUNGER PARTS HOLD TRAUMA at In My Child's World
Have you ever been in a situation where your child was triggered, and before your eyes he or she became a “different” or much younger version of him or herself? We all have multiple parts within us . . . parts that hold memories, thoughts, and feelings from positive or... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at In My Child's World
Today’s guest blogger is Carolyn Nash who lives with her two sons, two cats, and two dogs in a small town--too rapidly becoming a large city--in central California. Never married, Carolyn adopted both boys from foster care and has been, objectively speaking, lucky enough to mother the two best children... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2012 at In My Child's World
Congratulations to you and your wife! You could start with documenting your family's journey through pictures and notes about your wife's pregnancy and your life together. I'm glad to hear you're planning to discuss heavier issues, but it might be best to discuss those in private. Carol
In the adoption and foster care community, there’s a lot of confusion about the differences between Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), trauma, and attachment. Oftentimes, parents hear symptoms associated with RAD and assume their child is RAD. In actuality, most of the kids in my practice fall on a wide continuum... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2011 at In My Child's World
Adopted and foster children are often triggered during the holidays. It's important for parents to recognize their child's behavior as triggers and not simply as misbehavior. This article titled, Four Adopted Siblings, Lots of Stress, first printed in The New York Times on Dec. 31, 2010 explains why children are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2011 at In My Child's World
Posted Dec 2, 2011 at In My Child's World
"Chasing China" Book Review and Instructions for Giveaway!! Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2011 at In My Child's World
Posted Nov 27, 2011 at In My Child's World
CHASING CHINA GIVEAWAY!! Kay Bratt is offering an autographed copy of her book, Chasing China: A Daughter’s Quest For Truth, for one reader to win! To be entered in the drawing, complete the following: 1. Go to the Kay Bratt fan page and "Like" it. 2. Go to the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2011 at In My Child's World