Children’s Mental Health and Trauma and Resilience

Shaun’s Story

14-year-old Shaun was referred to ChildSavers initially through our School-Based Services program and eventually transitioned to being seen at our Outpatient clinic. Shaun was struggling with low self-esteem, negative self-image, and feelings of grief related to the death of his grandfather. As a result, he had difficulty expressing and sharing his emotions. When he started […]

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Caregiver Services

Why is parent or caregiver therapy important for children in their own healing process? Caregivers are continually managing multiple life stressors: child care, housing, finances, interpersonal conflict, domestic or community violence, even a family history of abuse or neglect, health, or problems at work. Any or all of these challenges may reduce a parent’s capacity

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Representation Matters

Representation Matters

By Dominique Harris, BS, QMHP-C (Qualified Mental Health Professional), Trauma & Resiliency Specialist at ChildSavers. Representation matters when it comes to early childhood experiences. Relatable and culturally diverse environments are critical in early development for young children. Jump to: Here are some strategies to help represent all children in your classroom and provide positive experiences

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How to help children of all anger manage their anger

How to Help Children Manage Anger: The Ultimate Guide (All Ages)

There’s a quote by an unknown author that says, “Children are not giving you a hard time. They are having a hard time.” Anger is a complex emotion for everyone, especially children and teens in varying stages of brain development. In this post, we’ll explore ways to help children of all ages manage their anger

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ChildSavers explains calm down boxes and what to put in calm down boxes for children and adults.

How to Make A Calm Down Box in 5 Minutes (for Kids and Adults)

Everyone can feel dysregulated or stressed sometimes – those feelings are normal! Calm down boxes are a great tool to help your children, or yourself, regulate your body and mind so you can build resilience and cope during life’s most stressful moments. Jump to: What is a calm down box? What is dysregulation? Items for

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Therapy can look different for children with autism (ASD) but play and art therapy can be great tools to address behavioral issues.

What Can Therapy for Children with Autism Look Like?

Children who have been diagnosed with symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience the world in a unique manner. ASD can (and does) vary from one person to the next in terms of both indicators as well as behaviors. There are two main categories of traits that make up this diagnosis – social communication

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You can transform your business or home with trauma-informed practices.

What Does “Trauma-Informed” Mean? – Trauma Basics

One out of four children in the United States will experience some sort of trauma by the age of four. Trauma can have lifelong impacts, creating changes to our biology, genetics, behavior, and ultimately a myriad of lifetime health outcomes. Looking through a trauma-informed lens allows us to have effective interventions to help individuals (both children

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