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Trauma Informed Parents Magazine Issue 2 – Out March 2023

In this highly anticipated second edition, we are thrilled to present to you a collection of thought-provoking articles that delve into a range of topics, from practical strategies for the upcoming Easter holidays to our exclusive insights on the profound effects of early life trauma in children who are removed at birth. We are also privileged to share a parent’s personal experience in navigating the intricate education system, as well as provide invaluable insights into the world of therapeutic fostering.

As we embrace the season of Spring, a time synonymous with growth and renewal, it is crucial that we acknowledge the importance of prioritizing our own well-being. We understand that this can be particularly challenging when we are constantly tending to the needs of others. Whether you are an Adopter, Foster Parent, Kinship Carer/Special Guardian, Step-parent, or a Bio parent of a neurodiverse child, we have tailored this issue to cater to your unique circumstances. Our aim is to offer you a wealth of resources and articles that resonate with your own personal journey.

The theme of mindfulness takes centre stage in our well-being focus for this issue. Mindfulness, an ancient practice that has gained significant traction in recent years, encourages us to be fully present in the moment, fostering a deep sense of self-awareness and an appreciation for the world around us. It is a poignant reminder that amidst the chaos of daily life, we must take the time to nurture our own souls.

Within these pages, you will find articles that explore the various facets of self-care and mindfulness, tailored to your specific role and circumstances. We recognise that each of you faces unique challenges, but we firmly believe that by prioritising self-care, you will be better equipped to provide the love, support, and guidance that your children require.

Our articles on the effects of early life trauma shed light on the profound impact that such experiences can have on children who are removed at birth. By delving into this complex subject matter, we hope to ignite a broader conversation and encourage a more empathetic and informed approach when it comes to supporting these children on their journey towards healing and resilience.

Additionally, we present you with a firsthand account from a parent who has walked the path of navigating the education system. This invaluable insight offers a glimpse into the challenges and triumphs of advocating for your child’s educational needs. We hope that this article serves as a beacon of hope for parents who may be facing similar hurdles.

Also our article on the exploration of therapeutic fostering aims to provide you with a deeper

understanding of this unique form of care. By delving into the principles and practices that underpin therapeutic fostering, we hope to inspire and equip you with the tools to create a nurturing environment that promotes healing and growth for your child.

You can read issue 2 by subscribing to the magazine here.

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