Apr 17, 2013
“Do you suppose these medical tests and surgeries seem more like physical abuse to our baby?” My husband and I asked the doctors and nurses caring for our son that question over and over.
Time after time, they poo-pooed our concern and gave their stock answer, “He won’t remember a thing.”
Early Medical Procedures and...
Feb 18, 2013
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental illness vastly under-diagnosed in children. For that reason, I’ve been guest blogging about the topic at Friendship Circle of Michigan’s website. Previous posts in this series explained why I advocate for children with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), explored 5 myths and...
Jan 22, 2013
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is common in children. More common than adults, who want to believe they can protect kids from all harm, want to admit. Because PTSD in children is real, parents, educators, medical professionals, therapists and caregivers need to know as much as possible about the disorder.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and...
Oct 2, 2012
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children. The phrase makes me want to put my hands over my face, like the child in the picture, and pretend kids don’t get PTSD.
Why I Advocate for Kids with PTSD
But I can’t, because kids, including my son and my son-in-law, suffered from this very treatable mental illness when they were children....
Sep 5, 2012
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), like many mental illnesses, is misunderstood. Myths abound concerning adults suffering from the disorder. But they pale compared to the misconceptions about children living with PTSD.
Five Myths about Children with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
In the second post in my Friendship Circle of Michigan series about...