Felt Safety: Why Knowing we are Safe is not Enough

By April 7, 2019 Uncategorized

We’ve all seen that look in our children’s eyes (or perhaps our spouse’s or our own). We are confident; we know they are safe.  They may even say they know they are safe as well.  But they are frozen with fear, running away from the circumstances or posturing for a fight and we, as parents, are forced by their actions to pause our plans and parent in that moment.  For children and many adults, it is simply not sufficient to “know” we are safe.  Our children must “feel” they are safe.  Ryan, Lori, and Shawn discuss the differences and why felt safety is so important for our kids and ourselves on this parenting journey.

Shawn Wilson

Chief Business Development Officer at CK Family Services
Shawn has spent more than 23 years serving children and families.He initially worked with adjudicated youth, focusing on serious offenders and their reintegration following incarceration. Shawn began serving children in Texas Foster Care in 2000 as a Case Manager and now serves as a key member of CK Family Services leadership team.
Shawn Wilson