Have traumatized children often have poor memories for most, Christmas Christmas is a holiday of reflection and peace. Cookies are baked and get gifts, and passed. For some one includes also the Church and the visit to a Christmas market is. For children who grow up in foster families, this Festival however is the pure stress. They are taken from their families of origin, because just this obvious for them not included. Often they have had not enough to eat, have been dated at strangers around, and harmony is a State that they have never met. At worst, are they have been neglected or abused and have the worst memories of their childhood and Christmases.
Surprising as that they not are coping with the situation at Christmas? They can’t stand beautiful, harmonious situations and do everything to destroy it. They react indignantly, nervous and aggressive. Also the peaceful, harmonious get-together in the Family is foreign to them, and they do everything to be always in the Center. Foster parents are well aware of this fact and try to defuse the situation. There are meaningful gifts that are age and development according to little, however. Does not map to the value, but whether they can deal with the gifts. Unfortunately, youth offices find it also frequently appropriate to let foster children spend Christmas with their biological parents. This lead the children in exactly the situation due to the one they have separated from the family of origin.
The re settling in the foster family after the holidays problems so large most. The author Jkeaton has described a situation in his history of traumatized children, titled trauma Christmas which leads children to mental injuries that do not get rid of them for a lifetime. In touching words, he describes his own experiences with the Christmas feast, which was characterized by deprivation of his parents from the world war and represents you the realistic story of children over who had to witness an assassination at home on Christmas. He describes in detail the consequences arising for the child and the foster family and asks at the end of professionalism, which is always demanded from the foster parents. For teachers, educators and employees of the Youth Welfare Office, this description is an object lesson for understanding traumatized children. Ralph Gehrke