Published here and there

Fostering the Family Magazine: Raising a Child with Developmental Trauma

The Chronicle of Social Change: Our Failed Mental Health Solutions for Seriously Ill Youth

Sun SentinelI’ve tried the system. It doesn’t work. (My response to the Parkland Shooting)

NPR: When Teens Abuse Parents, Shame and Secrecy Make It Hard to Seek Help

Scary Mommy: Developmental Trauma Destroyed My Family  The Boy Who Cried Abuse

Charlotte ObserverDon’t blame workers for psych center woes

Adoptive FamiliesOpening my foster care adoption (Not a subscriber, read the reprint here..)

BuzzFeed: What Happens When The Adopted Kids Of Anti-Gay Parents Come Out?

Charlotte ObserverMy black son is treated differently

While the topic of developmental trauma is growing in popularity, few people truly understand the daily struggles of those impacted by it. Even fewer know how to articulate those obstacles. Keri Williams, an advocate for children with developmental trauma and their adoptive families, does so extraordinarily well. As Keri adopted a son with developmental trauma herself, she gets to the heart of the matter in an honest and impactful way. She has drawn and retained the attention of thousands. Through her tenacity and talent for the written word, Keri is a revered leader in the nationwide community of adoptive parents.

Forrest R. Lien, LCSW, ACSW

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Keri Williams

I live in Charlotte, NC with my family and am an adoption and mental health advocate.