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Trauma-Informed Practice with Youth in Foster Care

13 Aug, 2016

"This issue brief defines trauma, then discusses the trauma foster kids may go through and how caregivers and social workers should be ready to help."

  • Children’s brains and family violence

    Published - 11 Aug, 2016

    "In The Same Way That Combat Affects A Soldier, Violence Causes A Kid’s Natural Alarm And Response System To Become Too Sensitive."

  • Helping underage kids resist alcohol

    Published - 03 Aug, 2016

    Coming soon

  • Signs of Depression in Teens

    Published - 30 Jul, 2016

    "You have a teenager who sleeps until noon, spends most of his time in his room, and barely speaks (except when he’s snapping at you). After a few weeks of this, you start to wonder: Is he just being a teenager, or could he be depressed?"

  • How to raise Brilliant Children

    Published - 25 Jul, 2016

    "What we do with little kids today will matter in 20 years," she says. "If you don't get it right, you will have an unlivable environment. That's the crisis I see."



    • Many years ago when developing our outreach to Youth in Detention in the Archdiocese of Detroit, MI, we had solicited Jerry Goebel to help train our volunteers. Jerry had developed a program called LifeCoach. It was a...

      Ida Johns, Detention System Outreach
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    • A Compelling Life... is filled with gentle invitations to reflect on life in all its' richness, beauty, joy, and sorrow. As a Catholic parent, I have worked with Jerry and his Web resources personally and...

      Dr. Dobie Moser, Catholic Family Ministries
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    • I have had the privilege of both watching Jerry work with youth and being taught by Jerry to use his methods with others. There are so many things I appreciate about it. The first thing I noticed is...

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