Every new learning adventure is like a fairytale quest, and this website is no exception. For those who wish to follow their imaginations through the forest of understanding, the story below will lead you to relevant pages on the site as you discover how to nurture children through adversity.

Once upon a time, there was a fierce dragon that stalked the land. He was cunning, he was lethal, and no man, woman or child was safe from his ravages.

When he breathed his fearsome fire into the brain of unsuspecting victims, it burned there for their entire lives: little flames whipping up their cravings and crackling out orders to do the unimaginable.

The saddest victims of all were the children, who lived with those afflicted. They wandered, always, looking for safe spaces, and wondered if they, too, would have to live life like the monsters their beloved caregivers sometimes became.

The dragon's name was SUD, and he was invincible. No one could defeat him, although wise sages offered ways to tame him...

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The dragon was feared throughout the land, and few were brave enough to seek his lair.

But courageous knights sought him out so that they could learn more about the beast. One day, they hoped this knowledge would help them to defeat him, and free the people from the terror.

Take me to SUD Facts
When the fierce dragon roared into their homes, the children were terrified.

Some fled into the forest to hide. Some froze and pretended they were invisible. And some became angry and fought to exhaustion to protect themselves and their families, although they were no match for the terrible beast.

Take me to Impact on Children
The young mother had been burned by the dragon. Terrified that it would come next for her children, she fled into the forest. There the villagers found her, scared and alone.

But instead of offering her comfort, and sharing with her what they had learned of the dragon's ways, they mocked her and flailed her with harsh words and disdaining looks.

The young mother had been burned by the dragon. Terrified that it would come next for her children, she fled into the forest. There the villagers found her, scared and alone.

But instead of offering her comfort, and sharing with her what they had learned of the dragon's ways, they mocked her and flailed her with harsh words and disdaining looks.

For she had not only allowed herself to be caught in the dragon's fire, but she had left her children...what kind of a mother would DO that? Certainly not one who truly loved her children...
Take me to Families and SUD
Although the dragon raged and roared, the people of the kingdom took heart. Word came of a wise old crone who had much magic, and was coming to share it with them.
Take me to Resilience: Intro!
The dragon continued to terrorize the land but the brave people would NOT give up. They gathered what they had and took refuge in the hills, always watching out for the dragon, and always thinking of ways they could elude his wrathful fire.
Take me to Resilience: Overview!

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