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Carrie writes about a wide variety of topics for multiple media outlets. Her five main areas of expertise are 1). Bullying prevention; 2). Digital citizenship and social media behaviors; 3). Restorative justice; 4). Parenting and mental health; and 5). Adoption dynamics
Under the umbrella of bullying prevention, Carrie has written about:
- the difference between normal social conflict and true bullying
- de-escalation techniques for managing peer conflict
- avoiding a culture of victim-blaming
- acting as a witness or ally instead of a bystander
- effects of binary gender culture and gender-based marketing
- using social emotional learning skills to increase social competencies
- diversity and inclusion and anti-bias training
Under the umbrella of digital citizenship and social media behaviors, Carrie has written about:
- cyberbullying prevention and response
- the effect of social anxiety on social media behaviors
- social media addiction and misuse
- sexting and risky behaviors through social media
Under the umbrella of restorative justice, Carrie has written about:
- shifting from a punitive model to a community model
- responding to misbehavior with pro-social methods
- learning the continuum of restorative practices
- implementing classroom sharing circles and peacemaking circles
Under the umbrella of parenting, Carrie has written about:
- Infant loss, pregnancy loss and grief
- Sensory processing disorder in children
- Anxiety and related mental health conditions in children
- ADHD in children
- Raising children both biological and adopted
- Bullying and social dynamics in children
Under the umbrella of adoption dynamics, Carrie has written about:
- Adoptees and mental health
- Validating adoptee experiences
- Ethical adoption
- Trans-racial adoption
- Understanding adoption trauma
- Creating emotionally healthy adoptive families
Note from Carrie: Writing this piece for U.S. News and World Report was very important to me both professionally and personally. Childhood anxiety is a critical issue, especially for adoptees. "A child prone to anxiety has a brain that automatically fills...
Note from Carrie: My newest piece for US News & World Report newest piece for US News & World Report on the complexities of adoption: "In talking with older adoptees who are better able to understand their emotions, I’ve learned that many adoptees...
Women You Should Know: When the World Is Too Scary for Supergirl: The Fear and Grief of an 8-Year-Old
Note from Carrie: Thoughts on hate crimes in America and how they relate to a child's watching of Supergirl. "It was very clear to me that she wasn’t talking about the show anymore. She was processing her grief and fear about our real-life society, about...
Note from Carrie: My newest piece for US News & World Report: "In the long run, however, punishing kids for misbehavior has not proven effective at changing children's hearts and minds. Students who are punished grow even more hostile toward their...
Note from Carrie: Honored that Scary Mommy is featuring my writing today. And the topic most definitely is scary. The children were playing in the kitchen. My husband and I spoke in whispers about the horror unfolding in Charlottesville,...
Note from Carrie: I'm delighted to share my newest piece for US News and World Report: "Adoption creates its own lens through which a child filters her world and calibrates her sense of belonging. Adoptees may live with the innate fear that their parents...
Workshops & Trainings
Bullying and Social Conflict
Gain the critical skills needed to prevent and respond to bullying and unkindness.
How can your community begin to implement restorative practices?
Social Media & Risky Behaviors
Carrie tackles the tricky topic of dealing with kids and the impulsive decisions they make using social media.