Three Tips for New Foster-Adoptive Parents with Danielle Helzer

Our guest this broadcast is Huffington Post Blogger Danielle Helzer. Danielle and her husband recently adopted two children for foster care and Danielle wrote a blog offering new parents these three tips: 1) The trauma your kids have experienced will impact you. 2) Don’t be afraid to find a therapist…for yourself 3) Foster-adoptive parenting is not about us; it’s about the kids. Danielle describes the concept of Secondary Trauma and the idea of a parent who sometimes becomes a “Nurturing Enemy” to the child of trauma they are raising. Pat O’Brien and Chester Jackson host Play Radio Show Here

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