Christine Moers is a mother of five, co-owner of a little RV park in Texas, and author of the popular blog WelcomeToMyBrain.Com. She is a co-presenter in the DVD “Chaos to Healing: Therapeutic Parenting 101,” which presents practical application of the P.A.C.E. model developed by Dan Hughes, Ph.D. Her YouTube channel is free to the public, and is utilized across the country by parents, therapists and foster parenting organizations.
With a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications, Christine has spoken on various topics to large groups (100+) as well as led small group sessions for twenty years. Her therapeutic parenting based speaking engagements have included: Grandparents as Parents, Ben Richey Boys Ranch staff training, Parenting in SPACE (pre-conference, keynote and break out sessions), break out session at the Texas Foster Family Association‘s annual conference, and the HOPE Conference intensive pre-conference. She has also been a guest on the Adoption Perspectives Radio Show, and was interviewed for ATN’s Educating Traumatized Children Summit.
Christine has been a mother by birth, adoption, and a licensed foster parent by the state of Texas before finally venturing into the overwhelming world of “therapeutic parenting” in April of 2008.
She has parented children with a myriad of struggles, including: Tourette Syndrome, Anxiety/Depression, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, ADHD, Mood Disorder NOS and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. As a therapeutic parent, she has researched and learned from multiple experts on parenting and attachment theory. Her approach is a combination of all she has absorbed in the last many years, and is constantly evolving as more people pour their lives and research into kids who deserve such time and energy. Her current leanings are heavily toward the teachings of Dan Hughes, Karyn Purvis and Denise Best.
One of her mantras is “When you know better, you do better.” Because of this belief and all she has learned and practiced in her own home, she now avoids any parenting ideas which may feed the deep shame existing in children with a history of trauma.
Christine occasionally stands out in a crowd physically, yet it’s her personable nature which continues to draw people to her in their greatest struggles. She has a unique ability to use humor and raw, personal stories to not only encourage and support parents and caregivers, but to help professionals better understand how to thoughtfully connect with these amazing people who are struggling in the trenches.
When she’s not parenting or supporting others who are, she enjoys running, drinking decaf coffee and binge-watching shows on Netflix.