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How do you handle challenging emotions after listening to others’ trauma? Secondary trauma is defined as “… the stress resulting from wanting to help a traumatized or suffering person.” We don’t want to lose our compassion for others, but we need to care for ourselves alongside supporting our community. Read through the strategies we have collected here to see what resonates with you.

El sufrimiento secundario que siento es legítimo y se radica en la compasión que siento. Charles Figley define el trauma secundario como “…el estrés resultante del deseo de ayudar a una persona traumatizada o que sufre”. A partir de tal definición básica, los investigadores han estudiado el trauma secundario y el estrés de los cuidadores.

Los niños pequeños tienen notoriamente la capacidad de prestar atención durante breves períodos. Pero, a veces, no queremos que nuestros hijos se distraigan. Muchos de nosotros nos preguntamos cómo podemos ayudar a nuestros hijos a extender el tiempo de atención para que aprendan a concentrarse durante más tiempo en las actividades.

Young kids have notoriously short attention spans. Many of us wonder how we can help our kids lengthen their focus time to concentrate longer on activities. Is the length of one’s attention span “set,” or can we change it? Read on to learn more about focus!

A national poll from Tuning In: Parents of Young Children Speak Up About What They Think, Know and Need, revealed what dads are thinking about parenting.

Play is one of the best learning tools we have. But, don't be fooled, play doesn't need to be expensive or complicated, YOU are the most important part of play! Read on for quick tips to fill play with learning and connect with your child in the process.

You can love your family, while also taking steps to protect yourself and your children from exposure to violence. It is common to feel “frozen” and scared to talk about your experiences, but reaching out to someone you trust may help you and your family find support and community that is critical during times of crisis.

Join us and Dr. Kristen Yax to dive into the flip side of empathy and self-care... with a twist!

Short on reading time with your child? Dr. Kathryn Leech, an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina’s School of Education, shares some important reasons why we don’t need to worry!

Kids are accomplishing serious work when they play! Learn why play is important for developing critical social-emotional skills, and how you can create more opportunities for play in your family.

We don't know many things about Colic -- but what we do know goes a long way in helping us deal with the frustration parents experience.

Check out these seven important considerations to take into account as a parent of a child playing sports in the wake of the pandemic!

Ideas to support a healthy relationship with your child(ren)’s school!

Learn how your support has impacted parents and communities across Central Oregon.

Imagine you and your family this time last year. Chances are, you’ve all learned and changed a good deal since then. At Family Resource Center, we recognize the ever-changing landscape of parenting and we know it’s not easy to keep up! For nearly 30 years, Family Resource Center has supported Central Oregon families and caregivers with parenting education sessions, workshops, 1-1 coaching, playgroups, community, and resources.

As a 2 year old, Olivia did her best to embrace the toddler lifestyle. She woke up early and noisily and didn’t lose steam until after bedtime.

Olivia’s dad, James, was also doing his best. He worked more than he wished he had to and adored her wild smile. At Fred Meyer, when Olivia burst into gasping tears because he declined to keep the 500 count box of plastic straws in the grocery cart - James earnestly tried to understand what was happening for Olivia.

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