Holiday Survival Supports

Holidays are meant to be joy-filled, but can instead bring stress for adults and reminders of trauma for children with tough beginnings in life. We have gathered wisdom from a variety of sources below to help you, your family and colleagues better weather the season! Please reference our Celebrations, Holidays & Other Special Occasions, Grief & Loss, Mental Health, Parent & Professional Self Care, and Play pages for more resources.

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Oregon foster-adoptive parent Summer Hermann, friends & family recorded & release a new holiday album! Listen to the talent & sample the Christmas-themed joy here!

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