Joy in 3

my sister and I visited recently and as I shared recent

pictures of youngest son, we both broke out in tears

due to his current bald head .

Clearly he is returning to his original hair status lol

Such a beautiful joy filling loving depiction captured

35 years ago.. Beauty and Light 🥰

‘Why Family/CPS Courts Target ‘Fit’ Parents & Why the General Public is Unaware of this National Crisis’ (short version) | HuffPost

“Rich, poor, middle-class — no child in America is safe.” These words of award-winning investigative journalist Keith Harmon Snow (author of The Worst In… I am crying , rejoicing.. #WeGotThis
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Love for the Father n The Son , Vince Gill, Allison Kris’s, & Ricky Scaggs

My offering to Dad , always my truth, and his to me

As much as possible .

That became intense in his decline as I cleared enough

to be present for him. Failures were not anticipated

as shadow fought and won on levels , that light could not

yet transform.

That time is here, and so for all Fathers and all Sons

the Divinity of masculine healing began March 15

in a 3 year intensive . We shall hold you but not hold

on to you , as you rise , doing no harm😍

Dad is rocking this ! And so I rejoice that he ” made it”

in the highest possible Divinity despite the adversity

that tested him , all his days 🥰

I Believe

I Believe – Shout out to “Booty” , My 1st Divine Love ❤️ 1st to Exit

I chose this song for the celebration of Dad’s life

which is where I stayed openly. I reserved the release

of his physical form for privacy , and still do.

More than ever , I Believe, speaks to the miracles

that we are , against odds that try our souls , so many

Beloveds share their experience of receiving love

and guidance , everlasting .

He is here, and he’s proud on so many levels , that

truth n light, n love 💝 has won.

Love ya Dad ,

Forever n Ever , A -men

Childress : Achievable Goals In PAS/ ChildAbuse , D.A. Recovery

Let me give you an example of a written treatment plan, just to show you how easy they are to create (if you know what you’re doing… i.e., competent).

I’m going to give you a partial treatment plan for forensic psychology.

Long-Term Goal 1: End emotional abuse of targeted parents by forensic psychology.

Long-Term Goal 2: Increase forensic psychology’s identification of all forms of child abuse to 100%.

Short-Term Goal 1: Establish standards of practice for knowledge (trauma, attachment, personality pathology, family systems therapy)

Short-Term Goal 2: Establish standards of practice for treatment (complete assessments, DSM diagnosis, written treatment plan)

Dr. Childress Comment: We start a written treatment plan by identifying the long-term and short-term goals of treatment. We will get to measurable outcomes later in the treatment plan, so we want to define our goals so that they will form measurable outcomes later in the treatment plan.

Dr. Childress Comment: Also, all of the interventions listed should be linked directly to a goal, and all of the goals should have at least one intervention identified for it.

L-T Goal 1- Intervention 1: Increase education in forensic psychology on ethical obligations for treating clients with respect, for informed consent, for protecting all clients and the general population (extended family) from harm, and for maintaining standards for professional knowledge.

Dr. Childress Comment: At this point I might identify three or four sub-points about HOW forensic psychology will become educated about their professional obligations to clients. Specific, we want treatment plans to be as specific as possible regarding how.

L-T Goal 2 – Intervention 1: Provide education training seminars in identification of child psychological abuse, assessment methods, and diagnostic considerations.

L-T Goal 2 – Intervention 2: Increase awareness in forensic psychology of their ethical and legal obligations under their duty to protect requiring properly informed professional assessment of child abuse factors when applicable.

ST Goal 1 – Intervention 1: Use standards of practice from clinical psychology as a baseline expectation for professional standards of practice.

ST Goal 1 – Intervention 1 – Sub-point 1: Allow (require) forensic psychology to provide arguments that they are exempt from basic standards of practice for clinical psychology.

ST Goal 2 – Intervention 1: Teach parents their rights regarding standards of professional practice and procedures for appropriate (expected) professional assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.

Dr. Childress Comment: In an actual treatment plan for forensic psychology, I’d probably have a page and a half of goals and interventions identified. Then we identify the anticipated time frames for achieving each of the long-term and short-term goals.

Time Frame LT Goal 1: As soon as possible – 18 months based on resistance from forensic psychology and the APA (resistance shifts this from a short-term to a long-term goal because of resistance factors)

Time Frame for LT Goal 2: 18-24 months (resistance in forensic psychology is the primary limiting factor on achieving this goal, again shifting this from a short-term goal to a longer term goal)

Time Frame for ST Goal 1: Immediately. Establish immediate expectation that all psychologists meet basic standards of practice for clinical psychology (irrespective of “forensic psychology” self-identification by the psychologist).

Time Frame for ST Goal 2: 18-24 months based on resistance in forensic psychology and non-support from the APA.

Dr. Childress Comment: The final section is to identify the measures for monitoring treatment progress and outcome. For a forensic psychology treatment plan, I’d probably measure about four or five things, but I’ll give you one example:

Outcome Measures: LT Goal 2; ST Goal 1. Provide Curriculum Knowledge Checklist to all mental heath providers involved with targeted families to establish baseline for current knowledge. Re-administer at six months and one year to measure progress in curriculum knowledge goal.

Measurable Goal: Increase number of items read by two for each six-month period.

Review treatment plan in six months: date.


See how easy that is. I just sat down at my computer and knocked out a written treatment plan. It is exactly the same thing for a child’s treatment, or for an adult’s treatment, or for family treatment.

Pretty straightforward, goals, interventions, time frames, measurable outcomes. Each goal has at least one intervention, and all interventions are linked to a goal. Easy peasy… if you’re competent as a psychotherapist.

If you don’t know what you’re doing, on the other hand… then you won’t identify coherent goals, you won’t be able to identify the interventions leading to those goals, you won’t identify time frames for achieving those goals, and you won’t have any measurable outcomes to assess treatment progress… because you don’t know what you’re doing.

That’s why written treatment plans are considered standard of practice in clinical psychology… it ensures the therapist knows what their doing. It’s considered part of the informed consent process, the treatment plan is explained to the client (informed) and the client agrees with the treatment plan (consent).

If the therapist doesn’t know what their doing, the client will see this reflected in a wacky or illogical treatment plan (informed), and the client will not agree with the treatment plan (not consent).

If the client doesn’t know what treatment entails (is not informed), how can the client possible make an… informed… decision regarding their… consent to treatment?

See how that works. In clinical psychology, it’s called standards of practice for informed consent to treatment. Written treatment plans are kind of… central to the process of the “informed” part of informed consent.

The absence of basic standards of practice in forensic psychology makes my head explode. I typically expect a written treatment plan from an intern. From an intern.

We want written treatment plans for all your families. They are not going to want to do that. Guess why.

Craig Childress, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist, PSY 18857

Red River snow sculptures honour murdered, missing Indigenous women and girls | CBC News

If you’re out skating the river trail this weekend you may notice snowy figures stretched out across the ice.
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Parents Feel Forced To Relinquish Custody To Get Their Child Mental Health Treatment : Shots – Health News : NPR

Doctors told Toni and Jim Hoy their young son needed intensive, specialized care away from home — institutional services that cost at least $100,000 a year. Insurance wouldn’t cover the cost.

Horrifically pushed to have a beloved child cared for .

So worthy of transforming .

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