Monthly Archives: October 2015

Effective Treatment of PTSD in Children

The earlier children with PTSD are treated, the better. Early treatment means less likelihood of complications from multiple untreated traumas, less time for inappropriate trauma response behaviors to become ingrained habits, and less likelihood of other mental conditions arising from untreated traumas. Though early treatment is best, it is never too late to seek treatment. Continue reading

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What does the Bible say about abortion and disability?

But as we examine all the passages relating to disability and life, one message stands out: we can do hard things because of great Love. Amen. Continue reading

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Why and How Childhood PTSD Is Often Misdiagnosed

Here are some reasons childhood PTSD is often misdiagnosed. Continue reading

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If we value life, we don’t get to choose which lives we value

I also am saddened by the treatment of those considering abortion or those who have had one or more abortions by those who claim faith. Often, that faith perspective only offers judgment and proclamation of sin with little to no grace or mercy. Continue reading

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Want an inclusion model for families of kids with mental illness? Come to Louisville!

I’d be delighted if you could join me and several excellent speakers in Louisville, KY on Saturday, November 7 as the Kentucky United Methodist Church Conference on Children’s and Family Ministry sponsors An Inclusive Children’s Ministry, a free, one day conference for children’s leaders and parents to learn how to make ministry to children inclusive of all children.
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Childhood PTSD Symptoms in Tots, Teens, and In Between

Symptoms of childhood PTSD change as children mature. Behavioral clues and symptoms in a 2-year-old will be different from those of an 8-year-old, and the 8-year-old’s symptoms may be markedly different from those of an 17-year-old. Continue reading

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What’s the data about special needs and abortion?

I do think we can say that babies with a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome are nearly twice more likely to be aborted than others. That’s tragic. Continue reading

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Our Gospel call to support a culture of life

The church is the embassy of the Kingdom of Christ, and the Kingdom is where the unborn are prayed over, where the widows are visited, where the orphan is adopted, and where the disabled and the “unwanted” are made heirs with Christ of the universe. Continue reading

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Why the Spotlight Is on PTSD in Children

Thank you for stopping by for the sixth post in Jolene Philo’s weekly series about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children. Last week’s post discussed what happens when a person, child or adult, responds to a perceived threat. The Instinctual … Continue reading

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The Pope’s stop was a pro-life gesture

I want to make the distinction that I am pro-life like the Pope is pro-life – every stage of development, from womb to the tomb. Continue reading

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