Resilience and Hope for Traumatized Children Presented by Sharon Behrens
Can You keep me safe? I have more than physical scars…Look at my eyes, they are the eyes of trauma. April, 1990
Child of terror April, 1990
“Help me, somebody help me!!!!” grimacing screaming
Stabbing and shaking with pencil Stuck in trauma play for hours if not diverted
Face of Anger Stay away from me, so I can feel safe !
Where did you go, my child? “To a scary place, mama. Where bad people live.” Age 3
“TEACH Me” so I can reach my child Where did joy go?
A safe place to be --- a Beginning “Mama kiss me and make it better.” age 3
“You are not alone. I will walk this Journey with you”. For the love of a child
To go forward you may have to safely re-visit the past To go forward we may have to safely re-visit the past Remembrance Day
Adoption Day 1994 Sharon, Mia and Bob a Forever Family at last
“What a beautiful child!” Teachable moments That change everything ! Age 6
Reaching out to others is part of the healingThe Children’s Place conference, Kansas City, Mo.
Jona T han Cydney C y d n e Y Aunt Pat Grandpa & Grandma Grandma Alain Keith Children Heal Within Families