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Society has paid a high price for the pandemic from a trauma-informed lens

2022-01-12T16:11:37+00:00

Dr. Kimberly A. Luse 

The pandemic has exacted a toll that no one has experienced in this lifetime. To quote a line from the musical Hamilton that sums up what has happened, “The World Turned Upside Down.”

It will be a long time before we will be able to look back to examine all […]

Society has paid a high price for the pandemic from a trauma-informed lens2022-01-12T16:11:37+00:00

Student Trauma Is Real. But Connection Can Heal.

2021-12-08T15:25:19+00:00

By Gary G. Abud, Jr.

As humans, we are hard-wired for connection with each other. When we face challenging life situations, we often seek out and lean on others. Relationships are our human cell phone signals. In The Power of the Other, Dr. Henry Cloud compares our strong desire to […]

Student Trauma Is Real. But Connection Can Heal.2021-12-08T15:25:19+00:00

Children, Teens Are in a ‘Mental Health State of Emergency,’ Child Health-Care Groups Warn

2021-12-08T15:20:49+00:00

By  Alyson Klein 

There’s been a quieter, parallel pandemic happening alongside COVID-19: a spike in significant mental health problems among young people, spurred by isolation, uncertainty, fear, and grief.

Mental health emergency visits among children are on the rise. Between March and October of 2020, they increased 24 percent for children ages […]

Children, Teens Are in a ‘Mental Health State of Emergency,’ Child Health-Care Groups Warn2021-12-08T15:20:49+00:00

Holidays Can Hurt When Trauma is Present

2021-11-10T16:31:56+00:00

By Wapave.org

Songs in the store tell us this is the “hap/happiest” time of the year, but for people who have experienced trauma this season can trigger difficult emotions. For children with disabilities, those emotions can be particularly complex and confusing. Unexpected behaviors might show up at home or at school, especially when […]

Holidays Can Hurt When Trauma is Present2021-11-10T16:31:56+00:00

Making the Connection: Trauma and Substance Abuse

2021-11-15T22:56:09+00:00

By The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Data from the most recent National Survey of Adolescents and other studies indicate
that one in four children and adolescents in the United States experiences at least one
potentially traumatic event before the age of 162, and more than 13% of 17-year-olds—one
in eight—have experienced posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) […]

Making the Connection: Trauma and Substance Abuse2021-11-15T22:56:09+00:00

Helping immigrant children heal

2021-09-08T15:13:21+00:00

By Lorna Collier

Twenty years ago, Hami Torres fled Mexico at age 13, her 11-year-old brother in tow. Terrified, they trekked for hours with a group of older strangers through desert scrub that slashed Hami’s bare legs bloody. Then the two children were folded into the spare-tire compartment of a car for the […]

Helping immigrant children heal2021-09-08T15:13:21+00:00

How can families prepare for hurricane season?

2021-09-08T15:10:49+00:00

By Leslie K. Taylor, PhD

It’s the end of the school year and many children and families are ready for days at the swimming pool, having cookouts or planning for vacation. Summer also marks the beginning of hurricane season, with heavy spring rains as common reminders of Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, Florence, or Michael. […]

How can families prepare for hurricane season?2021-09-08T15:10:49+00:00

What is test anxiety and how can we support students when they experience it?

2021-08-11T15:54:39+00:00

By Leslie K. Taylor, PhD

As the first day of school approaches, parents and children gather their backpacks as educators finalize lesson plans and ready their classrooms. The new school year offers a fresh start for students as well as an opportunity for academic success. However, up to 40% of students[1] suffer […]

What is test anxiety and how can we support students when they experience it?2021-08-11T15:54:39+00:00

Managing stress during the COVID-19 pandemic

2021-08-11T15:52:16+00:00

By Simone Sonnier, UT Physicians

While we are all focusing on taking care of our physical health as the outbreak of COVID-19 develops, it’s also important to keep our mental health a priority. When there is a major concern for ourselves or our loved ones falling ill, the emotional impact of that can […]

Managing stress during the COVID-19 pandemic2021-08-11T15:52:16+00:00

Integrating parents with trauma histories into child trauma treatment: Establishing core components.

2021-08-07T22:36:05+00:00

By Kiser, L. J., Miller, A. B., Mooney, M. A., Vivrette, R., & Davis, S. R.

To identify core components of parent/caregiver integration into evidence based child trauma treatment models, specifically those parents/caregivers who have experienced trauma themselves. The Parent/Caregiver Trauma and Healing Coordinating Group (PCTHCG) of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network […]

Integrating parents with trauma histories into child trauma treatment: Establishing core components.2021-08-07T22:36:05+00:00
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