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March 2021

Attachment Trauma: The Unique Impact of ACEs in Infancy

"Attachment Trauma is the severe disruption or dysfunction of the infant-maternal bond. This can result from stress and dysfunction in the family, mental health problems in the mother, and/or extended separation from the mother. These are traumatic experiences regardless of when they occur during childhood. However, when they occur during the first 2 years of life they have a uniquely damaging impact, leading to Attachment Trauma." Originally posted at ...

There's a New Pregnancy Discrimination Bill in the House. This Time It Might Pass. []

By Alisha Haridasani Gupta and Alexandra E. Petri, The New York Times, March 4, 2021 Congress is considering a new bill that could provide women across the country who face pregnancy discrimination a clear channel for recourse. It took only eight years, six legislative sessions and thousands of lawsuits — including one that made it to the Supreme Court — to get to this point. And now it might finally pass. The new bill , known as the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, or PWFA, was first...

Behind the growing movement to include doulas under Medicaid []

By Ashley Nguyen, The Lily, March 1, 2021 LaToya Morris felt “terrified” throughout her pregnancy. Last year, as she neared 35, Morris constantly worried about experiencing a miscarriage or stillbirth. “Every day was a struggle for me,” Morris said. “I was scared that I was going to lose my baby.” [ Please click here to read more .]

7 Positive Childhood Experiences (PCE's) that Shape Adult Health and Resiliency - Illustrated []

By Lindsay Braman, February 15, 2021 By now, most counselors, pediatricians, teachers, and other people who work with children know about ACES: The “Adverse Childhood Experiences” scale. ACE’s predict , based on measuring the number of traumatic or adverse events experienced, which kids are likely to struggle developmentally and emotionally as they mature. (You can take the ACES quiz here ). New results from a survey based on a study of 6188 adults at Johns Hopkins shows that there are 7...

Why Sound Heals (

What Produces the Healing Power of Sound? We can feel it when we turn on the radio and our favorite song happens to be playing, or when we sit quietly and listen to the rain. There is a palpable peace when we are absorbed in quiet and a different kind of rejuvenation when we hear the wind in the trees. There is no doubt that sound has subtle, but profound effects on our body, minds and spirits. How exactly does sound work, though, to heal us? Sound and the Golden Number The possibility for...

Protect your Child from Psychological Abuse in no Time

What is psychological abuse? Psychological violence is a form of influence of one person on another, in which the harm done is measured not in "physical units", but in psychological ones. The most common forms of psychological abuse include humiliation, insults, threats, intimidation, and they are not necessarily verbal. Violence is not always aggressive, even with a smile on your face you can humiliate a person. What can the psychological abuse of a child lead to? The consequences of...

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