•Quality family life consists of five components: 1. family interaction - relationships among family members, 2. parenting - activities that adult family members do to help children grow and develop, 3. emotional well-being - the aspects of family life that address the emotional needs of family, 4. physical/material well being - the aspects that address the physical needs of family members, and 5. supports for family members with a disability.
•No child who has experienced trauma is going to heal and learn to use different ways of coping without first feeling secure. The importance of environmental interventions is essential, in terms of providing the stable and safe place from which therapeutic work can be undertaken. Dissociation is a common component of the complex trauma response - Amongst those committing the most serious of crimes, over 90% experienced childhood trauma in the form of abuse and / or loss and frequently both. A link has been found between sexual abuse and the occurrence of drug abuse, juvenile delinquency and criminal behaviour a few years later.
•Home safe for your special-needs child - Just as with any child, it’s important to make your home as safe as possible for your special-needs son or daughter. If you have a special needs child at home, you’ll know that as well as the rewards it can also be challenging at times. Just as with any child, it’s important to secure your home to make it as safe as possible for your son or daughter, avoiding the usual bumps and bruises associated with growing up. As any parent soon discovers, children have an unswerving knack of finding the sharpest corners, most slippery surfaces and valuable ornaments to play with, and keeping an eye on your busy baby, toddler or child is tough at the best of times. However, supporting a child with special needs can pop another dimension in to the mix – not only do we have to make sure that the house is safe and secure, but we also need to find as many ways as possible to make their lives easier as well as the environment safer. So, here’s the lowdown on the best aids on the market at the moment, for making life safer, easier and more comfortable for your child.
•Home is more than a place where we eat and sleep; it is the place where we learn what matters most. If all we do in family life is manage groceries and sleeping space, we have missed the great opportunities to teach the great lessons about being human.
•As health care reform comes to pass, there is a building momentum towards keeping patients in their homes whenever possible. Home care is quickly becoming an integral part of the care continuum. The primary population creating a demand for home care is seniors. As 78 million Baby Boomers approach retirement age, U.S. demographics are shifting significantly. Seniors 65 and older will soon constitute 20 percent of the population. And it’s estimated that by the year 2020, 12 million older Americans will need long-term care. In addition to the senior niche, home care serves people of all ages who are recovering from health challenges, disabled, chronically ill or in need of end-of-life care. Their ongoing needs may be medical, nursing, therapeutic or just assistance with the basic activities of daily living. Home care ranges from a one-hour weekly visit to 24-hour care.
•Clearly, one way to create a loving family is to be a loving parent yourself. This article offers other ways to create and sustain a loving family.
•With 20 million plus families in the United States parenting a disabled child or a child with special needs, more children with such challenges are being mainstreamed into America's public schools.
•When people think of home security, they often think of expensive security systems. While that is certainly an option, there are measures you can take that don't cost anything.
•Achieve your dreams - We all need our dreams and our hope for a better life. My greatest wish for you is that you will realize some of your fondest dreams in your lifetime.
•Coping with stress for parents with children with disabilities. Parents of children with disabilities had very elevated scores on the Parenting Stress Index, signifying that they perceived far more stress in their role than did parents of children without disabilities.
•Grandparenting and playing with the grandkids. Whatever it is that you're playing, there are two things you have to take seriously: being together, and the sheer fun of it all.
•In the United States alone, more than 110,000 families with special needs are waiting for permanent homes. Traditionally, special needs children have been considered harder for child adoption, but experience has shown that many families with special needs can be placed successfully with families who want them.
•The Internet is filled with websites that are neither family-friendly nor suitable for viewing by children. You can avoid these websites by using our family safe search for family friendly and child safe Internet searches.
•The Internet has become a gathering place for the international special needs population. Whether you are interesting in meeting, sharing, dating, support or just be heard, it is a place for people of all nationalities, backgrounds, disabilities, and life-challenges to meet. Here is relationships guidance for people with disabilities.
•Developing a family tree or researching family history can be an educational, fun and rewarding experience. Here's how to start and resources to search.
•Accessible home design and modifications. Accidents happen and you could find yourself using a wheelchair or walker. As we mature and grow older, getting around our home becomes more difficult.Your home can become more accessible with home modifications.
•Here are the steps to bring your family finances under control: take the time to work on and follow faithfully a family budget; eliminate wasteful spending, evaluate purchases and save money on what you buy, get out of debt methodically, and start a systematic investing program.
•We understand the extra financial burden and time demands on a family with special needs. Our team has developed a special work at home business solution that can be run part time or full time and started with little or no money to create family financial security.
•Divorce and children with disabilities - If your marriage cannot be saved, there is still a good chance that you can negotiate a divorce that is fair to both of you without an angry and destructive battle.
•Support groups are made up of people with common interests and experiences. People who have been through, or are going through, a similar circumstance can do more than sympathize with you — they can relate to what you are going through and keep you from feeling like you are alone.
•For too long, people with disabilities had been told that having families of our own was not an option. The truth is, though, that there have always been parents with disabilities, and as our society evolves, more and more of us will have access to that opportunity.
•Giving care to a disabled family member can bring stress into a family. It changes the family system and roles. It changes family relationships and how each family member relates to all other family members