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Tag Archives: neglect
What is child abuse: Definitions, signs, and symptoms
Unfortunately, child abuse and neglect isn’t rare, even if we wish it were. This matters. Continue reading
Posted in Advocacy, PTSD, Resources Tagged child abuse, children's ministry, Family Ministry, Key Ministry, neglect, physical abuse, recognition, sexual abuse, Shannon Dingle, signs, student ministry, symptoms, trauma 2 Comments
One request from a survivor of childhood abuse
If someone had taken action when I first disclosed my circumstances instead of dismissing my words because my family seemed fine, I believe it would have made a world of difference in my life. Continue reading
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
Posted in PTSD, Resources Tagged abuse, adolescents, children, children's ministry, Does My Child Have PTSD?, Jolene Philo, neglect, PTSD, student ministry, symptoms, trauma 2 Comments
The myth that love is always enough…
Sadly, love isn’t always enough, and the implication that it is (or should be) with kids exposed to trauma or neglect is as destructive as the myth that mental illness is caused by a problem with sin or inadequate faith.
Posted in Adoption, Advocacy, Controversies, Families, Foster Care, Key Ministry Tagged Adoption, church, Disability Ministry, Family Ministry, Foster Care, Key Ministry, love is always enough, myths, neglect, parent support, trauma 9 Comments
Why are thousands of toddlers receiving ADHD medication?
Why would a two or three year old NEED medication for ADHD?
Posted in ADHD, Advocacy, Families, Key Ministry Tagged ADHD, Centers For Disease Control, medication, neglect, New York Times, preschoolers, toddlers, trauma Leave a comment
Holistically Serving the Adopted/Foster Child…Inclusion Fusion Library
In the video, she shares some of her experiences dealing with the emotional struggles of adopted and foster children as they adjust to the reality of becoming part of a new family. She did a great job of describing how the adverse childhood experiences of kids available for adoption and foster care contribute to difficulties “doing church” and shares helpful strategies for church staff and volunteers who interact with them at church. Continue reading
Posted in Adoption, Advocacy, Families, Foster Care, Hidden Disabilities, Inclusion, Inclusion Fusion, Key Ministry, PTSD, Training Events Tagged abuse, Adoption, Back2Back Ministries, Beth Guckenberger, children's ministry, Disability Ministry, Family Ministry, Foster Care, inclusion ministry, Key Ministry, neglect, trauma Leave a comment
Outward Focused Inclusion Ministry…Ryan Wolfe on Ensuring Justice
I have sat beside and talked with people who have been abused in institutions. I have looked in the eyes of people who have been neglected by group home staff. These statistics and news stories are not just happening in other places around the world or even in third world countries, they are happening right around me. Somehow I knew that this was unacceptable. But what really could the church do about this? Continue reading