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Information about my PTSD book

PTSD Is a National epidemic effecting about 8% of the population at any one time. That is about 26 million Americans, almost the size of the state of Texas. The following is information about who I am and what my book is about: I have my Masters in Counseling. The ideas in the book "Unlocking the Puzzle of PTSD. A Holistic Guide to Restoring Inner Peace" are easy and effective methods I used for 25 years as a licensed therapist specializing in trauma. These ideas are to help people to...

“Are you the lady that fights for us” (outoftheshadows.blog)

Out of the Shadows is a training and consultancy service that provides many ways to help and support people to understand Gangs, Child Sexual Exploitation, County Lines, Criminal Exploitation and Human Trafficking. It was created due to the constant failings of children and young people all over the UK. They aim to inspire, train, and educate anyone who wants help, support, and Knowledge in these areas

Can We Really Inherit Trauma? [nytimes.com]

In mid-October, researchers in California published a study of Civil War prisoners that came to a remarkable conclusion. Male children of abused war prisoners were about 10 percent more likely to die than their peers were in any given year after middle age, the study reported. The findings, the authors concluded, supported an “epigenetic explanation.” The idea is that trauma can leave a chemical mark on a person’s genes, which then is passed down to subsequent generations. The mark doesn’t...

Data show link between childhood trauma, adult health [miamiherald.com]

CONCORD, N.H. Nearly half of all New Hampshire adults say they experienced stressful or traumatic events in childhood, and data released Monday show those experiences are hurting their health today. While only 10 percent of adults with no adverse experiences during childhood reported being in fair or poor health, that percentage was 17 percent for those with at least one such experience, according to statistics presented at a news conference by the New Hampshire Department of Public of...

There’s a great anti-poverty bill in the Senate. Why haven’t we heard more about it? [vox.com]

The American Family Act of 2017 — a bill that would give all but the richest families at least $3,000 per year per child , no questions asked — is not famous. For over a year after Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced it, the bill had only one co-sponsor: Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), who formulated it with Bennet. The policy, known in the many European countries where it already exists as a “child allowance,” does not have the official support of the new Democratic majority in the House,...

Five Ways to Help Kids Manage Frustration [greatergood.berkeley.edu]

When parents hold their newborn infants, they naturally want what’s best for them. They want to protect them, nurture them, and give them all the opportunities to have a happy life. At the same time, however, children must learn to cope with frustrations and disappointments. Luckily, there are frustrations from the very beginning of life, such as when babies want a bottle and have to wait even a few minutes while you are preparing it. Later, as toddlers, they have to wait until they can get...

When you’re Triggered and Regress Emotionally [pro.psychcentral.com]

Have you ever been in a situation where you felt much younger than your actual biological age, and not in a good way? Perhaps when you encounter certain people, such as your parents, you start feeling and acting like you did as a child; this is an example of emotional regression. Usually, when we are in close, interpersonal relationships with certain people, we find ourselves most vulnerable to regressing emotionally. The purpose of this article is to educate you on what emotional regression...

With a Little Help from my Friends—The Importance of Peer Relationships For Social-Emotional Development [rwjf.org]

The Issue Successfully navigating the social world of peers can be challenging. Children and teenagers benefit from the social and emotional support that friends offer, but they can also experience occasional social stressors and peer conflicts. Key Findings Peer relationships provide a unique context in which children learn a range of critical social emotional skills, such as empathy, cooperation, and problem-solving strategies. Peer relationships can also contribute negatively to social...

Blueprint for Complex Care [nationalcomplex.care]

A Strategic Plan for Advancing the Field Advancing the emerging complex care field to effectively address root causes of poor health cannot be achieved by individual organizations. Doing so requires a coordinated effort across many organizations, communities, and states to align common goals. The Blueprint for Complex Care , a joint project of the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs, the Center for Health Care Strategies , and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement ,...

Baylor College of Medicine students introduced to ACEs science

“I was one of those statistics that ACEs scientists and researchers talk about,” Dr. Gregory Williams, an administrator in the Baylor College of Medicine, told the school’s first-year class. Williams’ presentation about the science of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and his own experience as a trauma survivor, was organized by Dr. Reena Isaac of Texas Children’s Hospital for her class, "Hiding in Plain Sight: Understanding and Identifying Victims of Violence.” Williams regularly speaks...

TIC: News and Notes for the Week of December 10, 2018

ACEs, Adversity's Impact Biomarkers for diabetes may differ based on childhood experiences How does complex trauma affect cardiovascular disease? 2018 ACEs conference - Historical trauma: The symphony of traditional medicine and western medicine to heal ACEs and historical trauma Maternal stress at conception linked to children's stress response at age 11 A surprising number of elite athletes faced childhood trauma Media coverage of disasters can have lasting effects on children's mental...

Why alcohol makes some people violent [medicalxpress.com]

Heavier drinkers are much more likely to be involved in violence if they have suffered high levels of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), according to a new study. The link between ACEs, alcohol and violence is especially pronounced in young men (18-29 years), with 62 percent of those with high levels of ACEs who are heavier drinkers having hit someone in the previous 12 months. This compares to 13.5 percent in heavier drinkers with no ACEs. The study by Public Health Wales and Bangor...

What to Do When She Says #MeToo [psychologytoday.com]

Most parents want their children to confide in them about their problems. Unfortunately, if you have a daughter, there is a real possibility that one such problem may be that of sexual harassment or violence. A study from Harvard University found 87% of girls have experienced sexual harassment and the CDC reports nearly one in three women have experienced some form of sexual violence victimization. Being a victim of sexual violence or harassment is one of the biggest problems that a teenager...

Children of the nation's drug crisis face long-term health effects [cbsnews.com]

They are the youngest victims of the nation's drug crisis : children of parents with substance abuse disorders . These young people are more susceptible to long-term behavioral and mental health issues. Twelve-year-old Annie Bourassa knows this all too well. At just 3 years old, she was removed from the care of her biological mother over alleged substance abuse and neglect. For several years she was shuttled between relatives, foster homes and stays in the hospital, surviving abuse and...

Sharp rise in number of young people seeking help for anxiety [theguardian.com]

A children’s helpline says the number of counselling sessions it has delivered to youngsters with anxiety has almost doubled in two years, with nine out of 10 calls from girls. According to Childline, which is supported by the NSPCC children’s charity, there has been a sharp rise in the number of young people seeking help because of anxiety as they struggle to cope with the demands of modern life. The NSPCC said Childline counsellors delivered 11,700 sessions to children and teenagers...

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