References – Under the Influence: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and the Biology of Trauma

American Psychiatric Association (APA). (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fifth edition (DSM–5). Author. Bakhireva, L., Garrison, L., Shrestha, S., Sharkis, J., Miranda, R., & Rogers, K. (2018). Challenges of diagnosing fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in foster and adopted children. Alcohol, 67, 37–43. Behnke, M., Smith, V., Committee on Substance Abuse, & Committee…

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Under the Influence: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and the Biology of Trauma

Karen Zilberstein

By John Stirling, MD & Karen Zilberstein, MSW, LICSW The past two decades have seen revolutionary advances in understanding the neurodevelopmental consequences of childhood trauma (Nemeroff, 2016; Teicher & Samson, 2016). As awareness has spread, trauma-informed practices have been urged on medical practitioners (Oral et al., 2016) and child welfare agencies (Hanson & Lang, 2016). Evidence-based,…

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Providing Therapy for Foster Youth While Supporting Therapist Communities

Reed & Deanna podcast

Join Kristin, from Mental Health News Radio, as she speaks with Reed Connell, Executive Director, and Deanna Linville, Director of Clinical Programs, at A Home Within, which helps provide free therapy for current and previous foster youth.  As Reed Connell states, A Home Within’s therapists are all part of a ‘community of hundreds of therapists nationwide who volunteer…

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Foster Youth At The Nexus of Two American Crises

BY DEANNA LINVILLE, FELICIA GUTIERREZ, SARALYN RUFF, REED CONNELL AND ELIZA BLACKORBY The Imprint has recently published dozens of articles exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on foster youth, and how they perceive and participate in this country’s current reckoning with systemic and institutional racism. It is clear that young people are at the nexus of a…

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The Loving Place for Children That Assumes Beauty

By David Brooks COMO, Italy — Some of the people who do the most good have a willingness to be radically changed. They are sensitive to the problems around them, which a lot of us are, but they are also willing to transform their lives to address them, which a lot of us don’t consider.…

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