The Emotional Container in Real Life

In this podcast, foster parent Diane Lanni gives an example of how she remained calm and acted as an emotional container when her child grew agitated. Her story shows how it is possible to understand behavior through a trauma lens, react in a way that gives a child what s/he needs, and then later teach skills so the child can ultimately manage his/her own emotions rather than forever relying on caregivers to be that emotional container.  Listen to this podcast at:

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Podcasts are provided by National Child Traumatic Stress Network Learning Center who offer free online education.  We thank them!


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