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  • Bridge
    Put air in despair
    Are you suffering a situation that feels hopeless? Anything you are feeling stems from your thoughts so if you’re feeling hopeless, it is my guess that you’ve been thinking that your fears have got the best of you or your situation is...
  • Human Trafficking Awareness Continues in the Big Bend
    Human Trafficking Awareness Continues in the Big Bend
    Tallahassee continues to bring awareness of the plight of human trafficking with various forums, symposiums and trainings throughout the Big Bend area. One such awareness event was held by The League of Women Voters of Tallahassee as they shed...
  • Development is affected by trauma
    Children are not resilient
    "Children are not resilient, children are malleable." This quote is from a book chapter written by the brilliant Dr. Bruce Perry in 1997.While the word resiliency is used a lot even by those working in the child welfare system, the truth...
  • This movie is about burglaries and home invasions
    This movie is about burglaries and home invasions
    This article will review the 2008 movie “Alarm.” In its 105 minutes, this movie helps viewers to understand that the biggest loss homeowners experience when they suffer from burglaries and home invasions is not the loss of their...
  • Maternal Deprivation
    Maternal Deprivation
    Mother, you had me, But I never had youI wanted you, But you didn't want meSo I, I just got to tell youGoodbye --- John Lennon / MotherAccording to the maternal deprivation hypothesis infants regardless of whether they are puppies, monkeys or...
  • Fight, flight or freeze – part 3:  The freeze
    Fight, flight or freeze – part 3:  The freeze
    Corbin and Justin (not their real names) were childhood buddies, best friends and now college roommates. Both were smart business students with even brighter futures. One night, after a wild dance-all-night college party, Justin sexually forced...
  • Instilling hope and being trauma informed
    Instilling hope and being trauma informed
    Trauma Informed Care was yet again a topic of intense learning and conversation during a day of dialogue on March 13, 2015 in Tallahassee, FL. The conversation took place at Tallahassee Community College with over 300 in attendance, a waiting list...
  • Boko Haram
    Children rescued from Boko Haram unable to remember their own names
    Boko Haram has abducted hundreds of children from Nigeria and neighbouring countries, mainly boys to forcibly serve as child soldiers for the terrorist group. Though a few children do manage to escape, they do not escape unharmed. On March 13 The...
  • Girls with ADHD who experience trauma are more likely to develop mental health issues
    Childhood trauma increases the risk of mental disorders in women with ADHD
    Young women with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who experienced trauma such as abuse or neglect as children are at a higher risk of developing serious mental disorders, says a study by the University of California Berkley (UC...
  • The Child in Me
    The Reclamation of the Eternal Child: Healing the Trauma of Child Abuse
    Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding - Kahlil GibranThe intention of this article is to encourage the healing of the traumatized child. Carl Jung said: “ In every adult there lurks a child – an...
  • Boy (7-9) with toy frog in mouth, smiling, portrait, close up
    Every three minutes a toy-related injury occurs
    Toy related-injuries especially linked to ride-on toysThe season is upon us and not only is Santa checking his list twice but so are the children making sure they list their choices of toys for this year. Parents are going crazy between running...
  • Early Life Trauma Causes Life-Long Changes in Brain Chemistry
    Early Life Stress May Lead to PTSD Despite Loss of Memory of the Trauma
    A recently published study out of the University of California at Los Angeles and the University at Albany has shown that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ("PTSD") may develop in people who have no memory of the trauma. These findings are...
  • The Fisher King: Written by Richard LaGravenese, directed by Terry Gilliam
    Williams' character in The Fisher King not dissimilar to The Comedy King himself
    N.B.: Modified review -- focusing on Williams' character and the stark relief into which it symbolically throws the actor's end-of-life.Far be it from me to tease out a favorite Robin Williams film among his sterling opera omnia, but The...
  • Firearm wounds boy in Anaheim
    A young boy was shot in Anaheim: No further information is available
    According to CBS Los Angeles, a 7 year old boy was shot Wednesday night. The report, based on information from the Anaheim Police and Fire Departments, reads that “officials were sent just before 7:30 p.m. to the 2300 block of West Greenacre...
  • Critical time
    Trauma Informed Care
    "Trauma" is becoming a buzzword in the child welfare, mental health, and even medical communities. As the dissemination of the results of numerous recent studies on the subject continues, nonprofit organizations and governments are...
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