Healing from trauma
Traumatic childhood events such as abuse, neglect, witnessing experiences such as crime, parental conflict, mental illness, and substance abuse can create dangerous levels of stress and derail healthy brain development; resulting in long-term effects on learning, behavior and health. A growing network of leaders in research, policy and practice are developing approaches to prevent adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and mitigate their impact through building resilience. Healing from trauma is possible.
US researchers have found early intervention can help prevent negative experiences in infancy turning into long-term health risksby Lauren Zanolli in New Orleans. The Guardian. When Sabrina Bugget-Kellum walked into a neighbourhood clinic in New York for a routine...
Author:Donna Vickroy If the horror stories shared through the #MeToo movement, the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, the Catholic church scandal and the Bill Cosby trial have you pondering the extent of sexual abuse and assault in this country, consider that what...
Heather thought she had achieved her dreams when she got her first good paying job as an adult. Until her boss raped her. After that things fell apart. But she was able to recover.
I got tired of feeling bad tings. Then I got tired of feeling. Then I got better, and I want others to, too.
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There are simple things you can do that will make a big difference in your ability to make big life changes in 2018- or any time.
The best gift we can give to ourselves and our loved ones this holiday season is the gift of our own presence; the ability to exist in the moment