Joyce Dixson killed a man. As she stood in the courtroom and listened to the Judge issue the verdict, bewildered, she thought: "How could my life have come to this?" The next thing she thought was: "What is going to happen to my children?"
Her children were just two children in millions, who are still living with parents in prison. There wasn't much information available on this population when she went to prison. However, Levels of Response to Traumatic Events is a tool that will equip family, lay people and professionals alike in effectively helping and working with children of incarcerated parents.
LORTE is a tool for resiliency. We can give our children what they need to bounce back. Levels of Response to Traumatic Events is a tool that makes resiliency more than possible.
- A tool that describes the journey the children will take; and the stops they will make along the way
- A tool that tracks, defines and explains adverse behavior
- A tool that allows the youth, caregiver and professional to identify where the youth is in the cycle
- A way to simplify the task of creating effective treatment goals