by Jeanne Preisler
Jeanne Preisler, a Program Consultant with the NC Division of Social Services, is leading an effort to help our child-serving system become more trauma-informed. http://fosteringperspectives.org/?p=1205
This article by Jeanne at Fostering Perspectives focuses on our body language and what a child might be "hearing" through our actions and reactions. Jeanne says "Just keep in mind three words: safe, capable, and lovable. If you can help a young person feel safe, capable, and lovable during your interactions, you can improve their social and emotional well-being. And you will probably make them smile more, too! And, as we know, that can make all the difference." Read the whole article here.