We are learning at CPO that every adopted child has experienced some form of trauma, even if you took them straight home from the hospital. If the birth mother was using drugs or being abused during pregnancy, the unborn baby will obviously be affected. But new brain research shows that even if the birth mother was just stressed out during the pregnancy (which would be just about any crisis pregnancy), the child will have some trauma to overcome.
That’s where Dr. Sorrels comes in! She is an expert in the field of child development, and she says the best way to overcome trauma is attachment and bonding! The DVDs CPO recently purchased (titled: Impact of Trauma on Healthy Child Development) have 6 topics on this exact subject. Topics include: characteristics of traumatized children, challenges traumatized children face, prenatal trauma, attachment, self-regulation, and much more. We think they are extremely important subjects and very helpful information.
Beginning next week, we’ll be having a 6-week showing and discussion of these videos. The sessions will be on Monday nights and will run from about 7-9pm. We’ll watch one topic (about an hour) and then afterwards we can discuss our thoughts and questions. Childcare will also be available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your child’s name and age to reserve a spot.
Please save the dates below on your calendar and plan to attend. Tell your friends, too! Anyone is welcome to come. You won’t be disappointed!