Child Trauma

When Trauma Slips into Addiction

Living in fear. Terrified no one will come, yet terrified someone will. No relief, just fear and dread. No sense of control and a profound sense of isolation. This can be the experience of a […]

Child Welfare

Courtney Allen Broke the Cycle of Addiction for Her Boys. Now She’s Helping Other Parents Do the Same.

Today we conclude a four-part series on Maine’s struggles with maternal substance abuse, which has placed a heavy stress on the state’s hospitals and child welfare system. This series, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barbara […]

Child Welfare

In One Year of Life, Hundreds of Trips to the Doctor

Today we continue a four-part series on Maine’s struggles with maternal substance abuse, which has placed a heavy stress on the state’s hospitals and child welfare system. This series, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barbara […]

Child Welfare

With Her Daughter’s Help, a Chance to Parent Again

Today we begin a four-part series on Maine’s struggles with maternal substance abuse, which has placed a heavy stress on the state’s hospitals and child welfare system. This series, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barbara […]