Back to Baltimore. Back to school. Back to life outside of the ICU — if only for a minute. While Billy stayed with Archer back at AtlantiCare for a few days, Louise turned her attention towards her other kids: two starting new semesters at college, one starting seventh grade. How do families and children transition through trauma and loss? Join Louise as she opines about the internal struggles and the internal and external supports, plus a visit by angels. We all develop patterns we learned in childhood to survive and thrive, and they surface again and again in crisis.
In this episode, you will hear excerpts from interviews with:
Paula Senft Easton, Louise’s eldest child, was present for the Family Meeting in Baltimore before the other kids started their school years. She and Louise speak about how the family meeting went and the balance family members had to strike with their attention as the school year began.
Elizabeth and Ken Rice, longtime neighbors of the Senft family in Baltimore, who helped tend to the home as the family was away in Atlantic City and Cape May while Archer was in the ICU. Louise spoke with the couple about the transition from summer to fall routines amidst all the chaos and how important it is to ask for help and help others.
Our theme music is Victoria Vox. Music in this episode is:
Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles
Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada
Peppers Theme by Kevin MacLeod
Listen in afterwards to this week’s companion Trauma Healing Learnings episode for new understandings on trauma and tools to navigate your own trauma healing: Trauma Healing Learning 21: Radical Inclusion.
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To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com.