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Parenting with PTSD: Breaking the Cycle without Falling Apart

  • MIT Endicott House 80 Haven Street Dedham, MA, 02026 United States (map)

Speaker: Christine “Cissy” White is a writer, health activist, trauma survivor, mother, and founder of the Heal Write Now Center (

Description: How do adults abused as children go on to become effective parents? The author speaks from a combination of personal and professional experiences as writer, mother, reporter, parent via adoption and trauma survivor. For most of her adult life she’s been exploring how to live, love and parent well after being raised in hell. She shares data, stories, insights and a surprisingly upbeat and humorous perspective of parenthood and adult life after adverse childhood experiences.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the ACE Study and how it can be a useful tool in working with parents who have a trauma history
  • Discuss the specific and daily challenges those parenting with post-traumatic stress experience
  • Identify 3 strategies for supporting parents with PTSD

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