Chad

The last time I wrote about Chad it was July when one side of his face had swollen from an infected tooth.  We managed to fit him in between appointments with a dentist the following day but Chad forgot.  The infection must have cleared as he has not complained of pain since although there has been plenty…

On Being Heard

Do you find it difficult to be heard?  I am not a person who enjoys loud noise, parties or loud people, nor for that matter neither am I person who has brilliant ideas at a moment’s notice.  Sometimes I find myself being a little envious of those people who seem to pop with brilliance given a moment’s notice.  It’s not that…

Trust

The harms of childhood abuse whether physical, psychological, emotional or sexual are carried in to adulthood and can have life enduring implications.  Of the twenty-three parents on my current caseload, twenty have experienced some form of child abuse and they all cite childhood maltreatment as the root of their substance dependence.  Sadly research supports this.…