SPRING, 2019


Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event

“In the wake of a traumatic event, your comfort, support and reassurance can make children feel safe, help them manage their fears, guide them through their grief, and help them recover in a healthy way. This guide was assembled by psychiatrists, psychologists and mental health experts who specialize in crisis situations.”


We need to treat borderline personality disorder for what it really is – a response to trauma

“The similarities between complex PTSD and BPD are numerous. Patients with both conditions have difficulty regulating their emotions; they experience persistent feelings of emptiness, shame, and guilt; and they have a significantly elevated risk of suicide.”


Jessica Lahey, author of the bestselling book, The Gift of Failure: How The Best Parents Learn To Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, recently spoke to a sold out audience of parents, students and community members as part of The Avielle Foundation’s Brainstorm Experience Speaker Series in Newtown, CT.

In an effort to shield thier children from further stress or trauma, it is not uncommon for parents and caregivers to try to help their children avoid failure, disappointment or ordinary painful experiences.  Though well-intentioned, this can frequently cause further stress and problems.

This talk is well worth watching for any parent or caregiver hoping to help their child become their best self.