In Episode 114, Phil talks with Ryan North, adoptive and foster parent and Empowered to Connect contributor, about:

  • How being foster and adoptive parents launched a journey towards trauma-competent caregiving and self-evaluative parenting
  • How consistency in treatment, from school to church to home, is necessary for a child who has experienced trauma and creating environments of felt-safety in any realm we can impact
  • Practicing improvements in learned behaviors like empathy, sympathy and compassion
  • How parents need to be growing alongside their children in order to inspire healing in the entire family
  • Replacing survival/coping mechanisms with more healthy practices, instead of removing them completely
  • Lying as a mechanism for protection in the mind of a child who has experienced trauma.

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