Jolene Philo developed this series on PTSD in Children while serving as a guest contributor to Key Ministry from September-November, 2015.
9/3/15: Writing about PTSD in Children Was Not on My Bucket List
9/10/15: Childhood trauma, by any other name is still traumatic
9/17/15: Ten Common Myths Surrounding PTSD in Children
9/24/15: What Causes PTSD in Children?
10/1/15: The instinctual trauma response
10/8/15: Why the Spotlight Is on PTSD in Children
10/15/15: Childhood PTSD Symptoms in Tots, Teens and In Betweens
10/22/15: Why and How Childhood PTSD Is Often Misdiagnosed
10/29/15: Effective Treatment of PTSD in Children
11/5/15: How to Prevent PTSD in Traumatized Children
11/12/15: How Parents Can Advocate Effectively for Traumatized Children
11/19/15: 4 Reasons Traumatized Kids Need Mentally Healthy Parents
11/24/15: Clinging to Faith while Parenting Children with PTSD
In this presentation from Inclusion Fusion 2014, Jolene offers 10 insights about PTSD churches can use to understand the needs of families affected by this mental illness, welcome them into their congregations, and provide both spiritual and practical support.
In this presentation from Inclusion Fusion 2012, Jolene discussed six common myths and misperceptions about PTSD in children.
Jolene Philo’s first book, A Different Dream for My Child, was released in 2009 followed by Different Dream Parenting in 2011, both with Discovery House. In 2014, Discovery House published her immensely helpful and practical The Caregiver’s Notebook: An Organizational Tool and Support to Help You Care for Others.
Jolene writes a monthly column about parenting kids with special needs for Caregiving in America. Her parenting articles, cooking articles, and devotions have been appeared in publications including Focus on the Family, ParentLife, Home Cooking, and indeed. She also speaks nationally at parenting conferences, writing workshops, and church events.
Before starting a freelance writing and speaking career in 2003, Jolene taught school for twenty-five years. Her undergraduate degree was in elementary education with a minor in learning disabilities, and she holds a Master of Science degree in effective teaching.
Jolene and her husband Hiram live in Boone, Iowa. They enjoy visiting their two adult children and then returning home to their empty nest.
Most Recent Project: Every Child Welcome (Kregel 2015), Does My Child Have PTSD? (Familius, 2015)
Websites: www.jolenephilo.com, www.DifferentDream.com