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Program increases awareness of effects of childhood trauma [JuneauEmpire.com]

Posted January 14, 2018 06:24 am - Updated January 14, 2018 05:44 pm By ALEX McCARTHY Those running CLEAR hope to help students who have suffered from trauma to perform better in school and society. As Natalie Turner walked into a fourth-grade classroom at Glacier Valley Elementary on Friday, the fingers started wiggling. The fourth-graders greeted her silently, holding up their index fingers and bending them up and down. Turner returned the gesture, which they call the “one-finger wave,”...

How Likely Is Someone To Sexually Harass Others? This Scale Determines [npr.org]

The stories of sexual assault and harassment that emerged last year seemed to touch every industry — Hollywood, hotels, restaurants, politics and news organizations, including this one. Many of those stories focused on what happened, but most didn't or couldn't get to the question of why: Why do some people, mainly men, sexually harass their colleagues? Psychologist John Pryor has been thinking about this for more than three decades, and he has created a test in an effort to measure a...

Post Traumatic Growth after Natural Disasters - Communication and Connections Help [sciencedaily.com]

A recent study from researchers at the University of Missouri found more communication among family, friends and neighbors who experienced the devastating and deadly 2011 Joplin Tornado was related to more post-traumatic growth. The 2011 tornado in Joplin, Missouri, was one of the most destructive in U.S. history -- killing 161 people, injuring 1,150 and destroying approximately one-third of the city's homes. Individuals who experience such disasters can exhibit a range of mental health...

How to Avoid Empathy Burnout When You are Surrounded by Other People’s Pain (wakeup-world.com)

It seems there could never be enough empathy and compassion in our world, but we are starting to discover that our capacity for empathy – to share the emotions of others and take their perspective – can come with a bit of a sting if we’re not careful. It seems there could never be enough empathy and compassion in our world, but we are starting to discover that our capacity for empathy – to share the emotions of others and take their perspective – can come with a bit of a sting if we’re not...

Making The Case That Discrimination Is Bad For Your Health from Code Switch

"When Arline Geronimus was a student at Princeton University in the late 1970s, she worked a part-time job at a school for pregnant teenagers in Trenton, N.J. She quickly noticed that the teenagers at that part-time job were suffering from chronic health conditions that her whiter, better-off Princeton classmates rarely experienced. Geronimus began to wonder: how much of the health problems that the young mothers in Trenton experienced were caused by the stresses of their environment? It was...

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A question for the Community: i just recently joined and i focus on how violence impacts the ability to learn from a whole life perspective. I have just shared my own story living with type 2 diabetes , recovering from an eating disorder and coming from a history of trauma, using mindfulness, trauma informed therapy as a process and other modalities. My background is: Social Worker, Community Activist, Artist. I would like to begin a conversation about the intersection of trauma and...Read More...
Last Reply By Monica Kline · First Unread Post
Today I am going to share my story of living with Type 2 Diabetes and some of the challenges and positive changes. I also will speak to the intersection of trauma and its effects on living with a chronic illness and some of the ways in which I have built a foundation of resiliency. What I have sensed within the diabetes Community is that there is little discussion about the interconnection between trauma and diabetes. Research is revealing that trauma survivors have higher than average rates...Read More...
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ACE Recovery Toolkit

We have developed a 10 week group programme using a Trauma Informed model to educate Parents who have experienced high ACEs on their own resilience and protective behaviours and to help them develop skills to develop resilience in their own children. We are currently training facilitators ( front line workers) to run the programme with clients from a range of settings - does anyone think there would be interest if we came to the states ?? check us out on www.rockpool.life thank you SueRead More...
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Screening Resilience to a Non-English Speaking Audience

We are planning on screening Resilience in Isleton, CA on January 23 to a predominantly Spanish speaking audience. I was wondering if anyone has experience screening the film to an audience of non-English speakers. Have you shown the film in its entirety? Did you break it up into different parts? DO you have any other ideas or tips that may be useful? Any help would be appreciated!Read More...
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