On a good day, parenting will test the integrity of your character. On a bad day, parenting will test your will to live. Parenting children with trauma histories will cause you to test the integrity of everything and everyone you thought you knew, for the rest of your life.
~J. Skrobisz

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The voice of parents

Because the children's voice is heard so often when raising a child with mental health needs, the voice of the parents is rarely heard. Please watch so you will better understand what parents have to say about their children and the struggles we endure attempting to support, advocate for and raise our children.

Parents and Siblings of Traumatized Children 
Matter Too 
This video presented by ATN in honor of National Children's Mental Health Awareness week 2011, an initiative generated by FFCMH

5 comments:

J. said...

another great one, I am so using that letter for the bus driver who is suck a female dog ( being polite rather than swearing on your blog)when it comes to getting my kids!

Sarah said...

Wow. Thank you for sharing! I am off to share this with everyone I know...

kisekileia said...

It kind of surprises me that you think the voices of mentally ill children are heard more than those of their parents. I mean, I can see why you feel that way given your circumstances, but people with autism spectrum disorders face a huge uphill battle in advocating for ourselves because the public discourse about autism is so dominated by the parents' agendas, which are often not actually in the best interests of autistic people. I think what RAD parents are dealing with may be more that people just don't want to realize how fucked up and malicious kids can get.

cinch said...

Really good. More people need to understand what is happening.

Diana said...

Thanks for sharing! I'm now sharing it, too!