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Does the brain play a role in preventing Placement disruptions?

By Debi A. Grebenik, Ph.D., LCSW The phone rings. It’s a familiar conversation. The agitated voice on the other end states that the child must be moved. With a sigh of exasperation, the listener responds. If this conversation caught you by surprise, your opportunity to intervene may have passed. How did we not see this coming? What can we do […]

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Traumatized Children Require Different Parenting Techniques

by Debi Grebenik Debi Grebenik is executive director of Maple Star, an organization that provides foster care placement and in-home therapeutic services in Colorado. She is also a Newman University social work instructor, as well as a private practice therapist specializing in adoption and parenting children who have trauma histories. Derived from ancient Greek, the […]

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