How Can I Make You Feel Safe?

How Can I Make You Feel Safe?

How Can I Make You Feel Safe? How can I make you feel safe? This question runs through my mind every time I enter the room in the long-term care facility where my mother lives. When I walk through her door today she is asleep in her recliner, her body listing to the...
I Am Here. You Are Safe.

I Am Here. You Are Safe.

I Am Here. You Are Safe. I am here. You are safe. These are words children who have experienced trauma need to hear from their caregivers. First time Different Dream guest blogger Heesun Hall explains how she and her husband discovered the importance of saying, “I am...
Educators Care about Traumatized Kids

Educators Care about Traumatized Kids

Educators Care about Traumatized Kids Educators care about traumatized kids. I came to this conclusion after facilitating professional development classes for more than 80 Iowa classroom and special education teachers, substitutes, paraprofessionals, and...