Tag: relationships

When the Waves Come: Coping with Grief and Loss

by
Tanya Winje, FCNI Supervisor
February, 26, 2020 -

“Grief is like an ocean; it comes in waves, ebbing and flowing.  Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim. -Vicki Harrison

Don’t Call Me Broken: A Personal Reflection on Trauma and Words

by
Tanya Winje, FCNI Supervisor
December, 18, 2019

I get irritated when I hear the word "broken" used to describe kids and families who are struggling. Although I hear it less often than I once did--hopefully this indicates that people are becoming more informed--I still hear it used to describe individuals in our world who have behavioral challenges, difficulty coping, poor family dynamics, troubles in their relationships with others, and/or are just suffering with their overall life functions.

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