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20 Caregiver Resolutions for 2020

Dr. Cathy Anthofer-Fialon ·
20 Caregiver Resolutions for 2020 Let someone make you a meal at least once a week and that someone can be anyone (including a fast-food chain restaurant Keep a daily Gratitude Journal and start each day with, “ I am grateful that the World has me” Don’t fold any fitted sheets for the entire year, just roll them into a ball Once a month go to a playground with a friend, a neighbor, sibling, spouse, co-worker and ask them to push you on the swing Stay in the shower or tub 5 minutes longer...
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75 Calm Down Strategies for Kids

Doty Shepard ·
I came across this webpage and wanted to share with my parent and caregiver small groups. My intern typed it up into a handout. Feel free to share.
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A New Wave of Caregivers: Men [nytimes.com]

By Courtney E. Martin, The New York Times, September 24, 2019 When you hear the word “caregiver,” what image comes to mind? Most likely it is a woman in her 40s — someone tucking her children in with a phone call to her aging mother before bed. And in fact, this isn’t inaccurate. But did you know that of the 40 million family caregivers in America, nearly half of them are men? According to Jean Accius of AARP, these once invisible men are starting to “come out” publicly. Dr. Accius has...
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Grateful in a Grand Way

Dr. Cathy Anthofer-Fialon ·
Children don’t come to live with their grandparents or relatives because everything is going great. The transition can be tough for the new family. As a grand“Parent” guardian of my grandson, I’ve written previously about the sad stuff, the tough stuff, and there’s a lot of it. It’s easy to get sucked into the negative, rehashing the entire past, the guilt, the anger, and projecting into an ugly future. Today is the last day of National Adoption Month. It is a month I celebrate, not as a...
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Greatest Mother’s Day Gift

Dr. Cathy Anthofer-Fialon ·
Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. I have been given the greatest gift a mother could ask, my daughter- back. Last year a month before Mother’s Day I began a heart wrenching journey. My oldest daughter was in a serious car accident. She suffered a traumatic brain injury, broken neck, broken back, broken foot, but she was alive. She was a single mom. I became the guardian of my toddler grandson. I wasn’t prepared to become a mother in that way again. I was prepared to be a doting, spoiling...
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Happy Halloween

Dr. Cathy Anthofer-Fialon ·
Goblins and ghosts don’t scare me. What scares me is what scares many grandparents across the U.S., a grandchild at risk. Recently I was talking with a friend about my situation as guardian of my grandson, and she confided in me. She told me she’s scared every time her grandson goes back home with his mom. My friend “helps out” when her daughter finds herself in a tough spot. My friend worries there’s enough for her grandson to eat when he’s home with his mom. She worries he’s safe from the...
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Association of Timing of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Caregiver Support With Regionally Specific Brain Development in Adolescents [jamanetwork.com]

By Joan L. Luby, Rebecca Tillman, Deanna M. Barch, JAMA Network Open, September 18, 2019 Question: Is there developmental timing and regional specificity to the associations among adverse childhood experiences, caregiver support, and structural brain development in childhood? Findings: This cohort study of 211 children and their caregivers during 4 waves of neuroimaging and behavioral assessments from preschool to adolescence found an association between the interaction of preschool adverse...
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"Drive Thru Preschool"

Daniel Goya ·
During this time of social distancing and the legitimate scare of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to develop a sense of "normalcy" for our little ones (keiki). We can do this by keeping them on a schedule, making sure that we are listening to their concerns and meet their unmet needs. Due to COVID-19 preschools in Hawai'i have shut its doors to instruction, however this preschool has continued to operate by meeting the needs of the homeless and at-risk homeless families they serve.
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Re: 75 Calm Down Strategies for Kids

Christine Cissy White ·
Doty: This is great for adults too. Thanks for sharing it here! Cissy
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Just Released: New App To Support Families During the Coronavirus Outbreak and Beyond

Caitlin O'Brien ·
Families with young children are currently facing unprecedented challenges and need support now more than ever. To help parents and caregivers access much-needed resources, our friends/partners at the Early Learning Lab just released Stay Play Grow , a free app that provides a one-stop source of trusted resources curated by their team of child development experts, women, and working moms. Parents and caregivers can find tips, tools, and information across four key areas in English and...
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Federal Legislation would reduce poverty & fund caregiving

Catherine H. Myers ·
The Worker Relief and Credit Reform Act, WRCR HR5271, introduced by Reps Gwen Moore (WI) & Marcia Fudge (OH), would expand the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to make it fully refundable and available to more people, including mothers and other unwaged primary caregivers, and get cash directly into mothers’ and families hands
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Free Webinar featuring ATN's Julie Beem and Ginger Healy

Alex Englander ·
ATN's Executive Director, Julie Hewitt Beem and Parenting Director, Ginger Spackman Healy present a webinar for the NFPA Training Institute: "Getting on the Right PATH: Promoting Attachment and Trauma Healing for Caregivers." https://www.nfpati.org/courses/GettingontheRightPATH This FREE webinar about PATH (Promoting Attachment and Trauma Healing) is a comprehensive framework of education that supports caregivers who are parenting children with known trauma effects and/or attachment ...
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Caregiver Panel: Are We Ready for Re-Opening?

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Free Virtual Parent Cafe in May

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PAX Tools- Helping Kids Build Self-Regulation

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PAX Tools- Helping Kids Build Self-Regulation

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PAX Tools- Helping Kids Build Self-Regulation

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Parenting with Courage & Connection 6-week series starts Tues Oct 19

Mary Power ·
Flexible Program Fees! Register by Friday, October 15, 10pm. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/176760243647 Parenting is challenging at the best of times…and these are not the best of time! Join this engaging, online series where we apply the latest brain science and child development research to the challenges of today. Learn effective strategies and approaches while you connect with others who are raising elementary school-aged children. 6-week online series Tuesdays, October 19 - November 23,...
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New Understanding Childhood Trauma Resource for Parents/Caregivers

Katherine Hughes ·
Please see our new pamphlet for parents/caregivers about childhood trauma (now in eight languages), and share with friends, family and colleagues. Although designed for Massachusetts residents, the resource page can be adapted for other locations. Thank you for your help and any distribution ideas. https://www.frcma.org/about/tr...sources-and-training https://myemail.constantcontact.com/NEW-Understanding-Childhood-Trauma-Resource.html?soid=1135101415145&aid=t6mWQvwx2sA
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I Have a Voice: Caregiver Advocacy Series

Charlotte Eure ·
The I Have a Voice: Caregiver Advocacy Series , led by Tamika Daniel, Behavioral Health Community Organizer with Greater Richmond SCAN , is a discussion series featuring stories and helpful tips about how caregivers can and do advocate for themselves, their children, and systemic change. As a bridge builder who empowers others and a parent with lived experience advocating for herself and her children, Tamika brings her own unique voice and skills to each conversation. The series premiered on...
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Self-Care and Community-Care Strategies from Rise

March 1, 2022 by Rise As part of our community-building workshops to begin the program , parents in the 2022 Rise & Shine leadership program engaged in discussion about self-care and community-care strategies. Together, parents developed a list of self-care and community-care strategies for our group, which we also want to share as a resource for our Rise community. We hope it can be a tool as we continue to explore ways to build relationships, keep each other safe and care for ourselves...
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Assisting Parents/Caregivers in Coping with Collective Traumas (The National Child Traumatic Stress Network)

This resource o ffers strategies to help parents/caregivers cope with collective traumas. This fact sheet also provides guidance on what parents/caregivers can do to care for their children as they cope. To access this resource, click here.
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Parents / Caregivers of Teens Circle Community

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Resilient Parenting Workshop

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Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event (nctsn.org)

This resource from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network describes how young children, school-age children, and adolescents react to traumatic events and offers suggestions on how parents and caregivers can help and support them. Please click here to access the resource.
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Big Heart World Parent and Caregiver Guides

Each month of the Big Heart World initiative , we will share a guide for parents and caregivers. The guide will introduce the the big idea of the unit, provide an overview of the resources that are available, and suggest ideas for how parents and caregivers can use the Big Heart World’s resources to support their children’s social and emotional learning. Feel free to print and share! August's guide is on Empathy . Past guides have covered the following themes: Friendship Similarities and...
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Coping With the COVID-19 Crisis: The Importance of Care for Caregivers—Tips for Parents and Teachers (NASP)

From the National Association of School Psychologists, this web page features a thorough explanation of chronic stress, grief linked to the pandemic, and warning signs that caregivers and educators may experience when caring for youth during COVID-19. The web page includes a range of recommended resources for parents and educators and resources for general self-care. Click HERE to access this resource.
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Join Us for Standing Strong Conference- Mon, Sept. 13- Wed, Sept. 15

Julie Beem ·
In less than a week, parents and caregivers for children impacted by early childhood trauma will be learning and supported at the Standing Strong Virtual Conference - Sept 13-15, 2021, hosted by the Attachment & Trauma Network, Inc. (ATN) . This 3-day event is focused on helping those caring for children with developmental trauma, complex PTSD and attachment challenges learn advocacy strategies and focus on their own care/burnout needs now that their children are back in school. Speakers...
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The Launch of Heal Trauma Global: Culturally Attuned Trauma Training

Iya Affo ·
Being Trauma-Informed means that we are Culturally Attuned. Heal Trauma Global is a sister company to Heal Historical Trauma and was cultivated to fill a wide gap in stress science & trauma training. The trauma-informed movement is beautiful! It's wonderful that as a society we are moving in a direction that honors an individual's past as part of the driving force behind current behaviors. Yet, time and time again, I have attended trainings that are labeled as Trauma-Informed only to...
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Resilient Parenting Workshop

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Caregiver Handouts: Games and Activities [HCDC Pediatrics]

If you are a parent or caregiver, check out Caregiver Handouts: Games and Activities from the Harvard Center on the Developing Child Pediatrics . Here you’ll find handouts with suggestions for games and activities to do with children of different ages. These activities can promote child-caregiver bonding and build children’s brains through play! Another resource from the same source for caregivers is The Value of Routines , which provides some simple things you can do to make everyone's day...
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Caregivers Guide to Wellbeing [Alia]

Original post in Children's Bureau Express Whether a caregiver is a birth, foster, adoptive, or grandparent, the role can be as challenging as it is rewarding. The stress associated with caregiving can lead to burnout, which can adversely affect relationships and one's capacity to provide care. Alia released Caregivers Guide to Wellbeing to highlight the importance of self-care and support and inspire caregivers—including those caring for children or adults—by providing them with the...
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The California Healthy Minds, Thriving Kids Project

The California Healthy Minds, Thriving Kids Project offers a series of free, evidence-based video and print resources that caregivers and educators can use to teach their kids critical mental health and coping skills. The project was born of an innovative partnership between the state of California and the Child Mind Institute. Please click here to learn more and access the resources! Also available in Spanish!
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10 Tips for Sexual Abuse Prevention

Meghan Backofen ·
When we consider the high numbers of children that are sexually abused it is disappointing how little is out there to support parents in prevention efforts. Although Erin’s Law has brought Sexual Abuse Prevention to many children in the school setting, parents are still often at a loss as to how to talk to their children about this difficult topic. As a therapist who has specialized in treating child sexual abuse for twenty years, I have crossed paths with thousands of children and families...
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National Family Caregivers Month: Caring for the Caregivers Virtual Summit 2022 Getting UNStuck: Moving From Languishing to Flourishing

Kristi Horner ·
Courage to Caregivers will host its third annual Caring for Caregivers Virtual Summit on Wednesday, November 16, and Thursday, November 17, 2022, from 9 am to 12:30 pm ET as part of National Family Caregivers Month. This year’s theme is Getting UNStuck: Moving From Languishing to Flourishing. The event is free for licensed professional caregivers and anyone providing care to a loved one with mental illness. All are welcome to attend one or both days. CEUs are provided for Ohio professionals.
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