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From Compassion Fatigue to Healing Centered Engagement: Turning Trauma Informed Values into Action

To pave the way for a truly strengths-based approach to full healing and recovery for both service users and burned out staff, we must educate them on (1) the central role of primal body responses to trauma (past and present), and (2) the early development of adaptive thoughts and behaviors in response to traumatic experience.

Governor Carney Signs Executive Order Making Delaware a Trauma-Informed State []

Governor Carney on Wednesday signed Executive Order #24 making Delaware a trauma-informed state. This Order provides direction for the Family Services Cabinet Council to help mitigate the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and build resilience in children, adults and communities. ACEs can include physical, emotional, or sexual abuse; physical or emotional neglect; household dysfunction, including substance abuse, untreated mental illness, or incarceration of a household member;...

Understanding And Dissolving Our Toxic Ties

I know that you have thought of the childhood roots of your toxic ties in adulthood. A toxic tie is when you feel yourself being held hostage in a relationship in which you feel yourself losing power. You don’t want to feel this way, but you don’t seem able to stop. One common root of this is being raised by parents who had a toxic tie to one another. We cannot change our past, but we can change our present for a brighter future, and in so doing. support our children in developing healthy...

Handle With Care funding is part of federal opioid legislation []

By Shauna Johnson in News | October 17, 2018 at 11:25AM CHARLESTON, W.Va. — President Donald Trump is expected to soon sign into law the 2018 SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, the comprehensive, bipartisan legislation aimed at addressing the opioid epidemic across the United States on many fronts. Included in it is funding to support programs that offer trauma-informed care for young people, specifically programs like Handle With Care which got its start in West Virginia and has...

Taking the Next First Step to Healing Communities in Alaska

On the heels of a state policy victory , grassroots advocacy led by the Alaska Resilience Initiative continues to move toward the goal of systemic change by publishing a brief for people who occupy strategic positions across the state. While Alaska Senate Bill 105 builds a framework for changing the system, that's only a beginning. A new document, “ Toward a Trauma-Informed, Resilient, and Culturally-Responsive Alaska ,” authored by Andrea Blanch, is designed to help elected officials,...

Ask the Community

I facilitate a Support Group for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (including Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse and Neglect) here in Houston, TX every other Tuesday from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. I’ve been facilitating this Group for a little over 2 years. We meet again on October 16, 2018, and every other Tuesday, in Houston, Texas. There is no charge to attend this Support Group. I am reaching out to each of you to ask for your help in sharing the information about this very important work. I...Read More...
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Hope for Healing Newsletter

Teri Wellbrock
Ten people just joined my monthly newsletter mailing list. It is growing a little more each and every day. I have set a goal to add an additional 355 people by the end of October! If you'd like to help me reach my goal, please follow the link below and subscribe to my monthly newsletter. I promise no spam. Just a monthly newsletter from me . . . filled with all things hopeful, healing, and happy! You know, that glitter-sh!tter stuff I do. I am soooooo clo se to having the ebook done for my...Read More...
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Apps and Internet Resources

Hi! Can you recommend apps or resources on the internet for families that address the Center for Youth Wellness' 6 components of care plus 2 more? nutrition exercise mindfulness supportive relationships quality sleep psychotherapy/mental health care financial stability parenting Recommendations that serve English and/or Spanish speakers would be most appreciated!Read More...
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