Dr. Mark Vander Ley and Karen Doyle Buckwalter, MSW, LCSW discuss the new book "Raising the Challenging Child". The book harnesses Karen's 25 years of experience serving children with attachment disorders and complex trauma. Mark and Karen discuss the tried and true strategies outlined in the book that will help parents minimize meltdowns, reduce conflict, and increase cooperation.
Karen has more than 30 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families, the last 25 of which she has been at Chaddock. She has co-authored journal articles and book chapters as well as articles which have appeared in Adoption Today and Fostering Families Today Magazines. Her first book, Attachment Theory in Action, edited with Debbie Reed was released in 2017 and she also hosts the Attachment theory In Action podcast. Her second book co-authored with Debbie Reed and Wendy Lyons Sunshine, Raising the Challenging Child published by Baker Books, will release in January 2020. Outside of work you will find her hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains of the Carolinas.