Author Archives: Kathleen Tompkins, child and family therapist

Incarceration and Healing Trauma

I recently heard a segment on National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air” about the incarceration of juveniles, and it really got me thinking. The show featured Nell Bernstein, who wrote “Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison.” So, I bought the book and shared some concepts with a SaintA group of staff members who meet regularly to discuss trauma … Continue

Double Dog Dare You

Dogs need jobs. Some dogs herd sheep. Some lead the blind. Some do police work. Bentley, a Bernese Mountain Dog, volunteers with owner/handler Cheryl Pabich to help combat loneliness, promote self-confidence, and improve the quality of life for youth who have experienced trauma or may be developmentally delayed. This sweet, friendly, well-mannered canine takes his job as a Therapy Dog … Continue

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