Tag Archive: Coping Skills

Parenting a Child with a Trauma History

Posted on September 19, 2019 by

Every child in foster care has a trauma history. As a result of trauma, especially when it occurs over time, children develop coping mechanisms. When a foster child joins your family, they may bring these survival behaviors with them even though your home is safe. As a parent, you have the opportunity to provide a safe environment in which your child can heal.

Music Helps Me Cope

Posted on November 20, 2015 by

His mother died when he was six. His father, addicted to drugs, abandoned him. At 16, RJ arrived at Plummer Home a lonely, traumatized teenager who had been bouncing around the foster care system for several years.