Parenting, Child Safety Resources
Throughout the United States grandparents are stepping-up to raise their grandchildren and are faced with a new sets of parenting challenges. The grandchildren have typically experienced trauma and most grandparents are not adequately prepared to handle the anger, grief and sadness the children express. Behavioral issues can be a challenge too, as the grandchildren act out because they do not understand why they cannot live with their parents.
The resources below offer supports and links to help grandparents learn about trauma informed parenting, identify potential safety issues in/out of their home as well as caregiver tips and tools.
Ted Talks: Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris
How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime