Healing Children, LLC provides consultation and in-service training to adults (parents, educators, mental health providers, etc.) on how to effectively work with and build healing relationships with children who have severe emotional and behavioral challenges. We believe that through these relationships life long healing can occur.
Our mission is for all children to be emotionally healthy and happy. We believe as adults establish healthy relationships and appropriate boundaries children are more likely to grow and prosper. When adults understand the impact of trauma and development they are better able to create healing environments for children.
Leena completed her Education Specialist Degree in 1999. She became a Nationally Certified School Psychologist in 2009. Leena has worked as a school psychologist since 1999. She is a Love and Logic School Wide Discipline Facilitator. Leena has a passion for understanding how trauma impacts the brain and child development. She loves working with children who have severe emotional and behavioral difficulties and seeing their growth. She received the School Psychologist of the Year Award from the Idaho Association of School Psychologists in 2011. She is a wife and mother of three. She loves being on her 7 acre ranch, spending time with her family, gardening, canning, and quilting.
Traci has been a Licensed Social Worker since 1994 and a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2009. She has worked as a school counselor since 1999. Traci is trained in EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and in Attachment Therapy. She is a Love and Logic Parent Education Facilitator as well as a Love and Logic School Wide Discipline Facilitator. Traci loves helping children face their critical issues and as a result seeing them grow and become more confident. She received the Friend of the School Psychologist award in 2007 from the Idaho School Psychologist Association and the Elementary School Counselor of the Year award in 2010 from the Boise School District. In her free time Traci loves to be with friends and family. She also enjoys shopping and dancing.
Children who have been adopted often don't have clear memories of their lives with their birth parents because they were too little. This book is a way to help children explore those emotions and feelings about what happened to them prior to their adoption and help lead to healing.
Many children come from places of hurt, pain and trauma where their emotional and physical needs may not have been met. Adults and children will gain a better understanding and empathy for themselves or for others who have come from intense hurt and pain that impacts their behavior, emotions and relationships. We believe that through this understanding healing can begin to occur