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  • 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...
  • Lady Gaga opens up about, apparent, Catholic school sexual trauma
    Lady Gaga opens up about, apparent, Catholic school sexual trauma
    Within statements made during an interview with Howard Stern, Lady Gaga opened up about what we are terming “apparent, Catholic school sexual trauma” because she was just a little vague.Reading into, in the sense of attempting to get...
  • 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...
  • Fallen
    Book Excerpt: Fallen by Leslie Tentler
    FALLEN, Leslie Tentler, $3.99 (Kindle)Amid a sultry Atlanta summer, someone is targeting police…The investigation becomes personal for APD Detective Ryan Winter when a colleague and friend is shot dead, the second victim in just weeks. But...
  • Complex PTSD and the Realm of Dissociation
    Complex PTSD and the Realm of Dissociation
    “Louise often feels like part of her is "acting." At the same time, "there is another part 'inside' that is not connecting with the me that is talking to you," she says. When the depersonalization is at its most...
  • Crying It Out
    Post Traumatic Stress and Flashbacks
    What is a flashback? A Viet Nam veteran with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was driving on the New Jersey Turnpike near Newark Airport when a helicopter flew directly overhead. Suddenly, he slammed on the brakes, pulled his car to the side of the...
  • BeTA retreat 2014 in Orlando
    Retreats for families touched by adoption, trauma and attachment held nationwide
    Parenting children with special needs is a hard, frustrating, lonely, exhausting path. The journey is even more difficult when the children have invisible special needs, which is the case with many children suffering from difficulties due to early...
  • Artistic hand
    Triggers
    Have you ever dealt with a traumatic situation, perhaps you’ve had a horrific childhood environment or you’ve been betrayed in some way, but you feel like you’ve overcome this? Even though it’s in your past are there things...
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