[Training] Understanding Behavior in Children Prenatally Exposed to Substances

More than 1 in 10 babies born each year in the United States have been prenatally exposed to alcohol or illicit drugs. Prenatal exposure to harmful susbtances, including alcohol, illegal drugs, and tobacco, has the potential to cause signficiant, long-lasting harm to the developing brain. The effects of prenatal substance exposure can last a lifetime, […]

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Introduction to Implicit Memory

Most people will tell you that the earliest memory is something that happened around the time they were 3 or 4 years old.  And that’s true when we are talking about narrative memory.  Narrative memory, or explicit memory, is what we typically think of when we talk about memory. It’s the ability to consciously recall […]

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Compassion Fatigue and Putting Yourself First

Today we are talking about the importance of high quality self-care.  I know, I know. You are so busy. You barely have time to take a shower, let alone consistently practice quality self-care. Every time I bring this up, I get the look. You know, that look that says, “Yeah, ok, lady. Sure, that would […]

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Early Experiences Matter: Introduction to the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) study has been called one of the largest public health crises of our time.  The ACES study has demonstrated, without question, how adversity in childhood can continue to have a negative affect on an individual’s life, throughout the lifespan.  The evidence is compelling and in my humble opinion, the ACES […]

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HALT to Increase Emotional Regulation, Cooperation, and Communication – FREE PDF!

Today I’m sharing a super simple, easy to remember trick to help you respond to challenging behaviors.  When your child is having a hard time, it is likely that he or she is feeling internally dysregulated.  That’s a fancy way of saying that something just doesn’t feel right for your child.  When this happens, children […]

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