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March 28th, 2023

Episode 121

Special Needs Parent Trauma is Real: An Interview With Jennie Owens by Amy J. Brown

Special Needs Parent Trauma is Real: An Interview With Jennie Owens by Amy J. Brown

by Take Heart Special Moms | Episode 121

Amy sits down with Jennie Owens, who has parented over 100 kids and has trained thousands of families in trauma-informed care, therapeutic parenting, and caregiver self-care.

The episode delves deep into the concept of trauma and explains how the nervous system perceives it. Jennie shares how trauma can cause one to feel overwhelmed and how rejection can activate the same part of the brain as physical pain.

This episode will help you give yourself permission to prioritize self-care and understand that it’s not selfish but just as important as caring for your child.

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