Jessika C. Boles, PhD, CCLS
Building therapeutic relationships with children and families who are experiencing stress is always a challenging process, though it is the most important aspect of what we do as child life professionals
Trauma results from an event, series of events, or set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or threatening and that has lasting adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being.(SAMHSA, 2012, p. 2)
Silence, much like speech, is a skill that takes time, practice, and dedication to learn; simultaneously, growing comfortable with silence requires an emotion-focused coping orientation, as there are many situations and predicaments that cannot be solved with words.
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