15 Feb, 2018

Help for Difficult Times

By | February 15th, 2018|Categories: Trauma, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Help for Difficult Times

Our community is saddened by the tragic school shooting in south Florida yesterday.  As you know, our own community experienced such a tragedy nearly 19 years ago. For some, it seems like yesterday. Our hearts [...]

5 Jan, 2018

Coping with Grief After Community Violence

By | January 5th, 2018|Categories: Grief, Trauma|Comments Off on Coping with Grief After Community Violence

The trauma and grief of community violence often affects us all in some way. Coming together to honor those who’ve died and finding meaning in their deaths can help everyone in the community develop a [...]

14 Jun, 2017

When Upsetting Events Happen, Take Care of Yourself First

By | June 14th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Stress, Trauma|Comments Off on When Upsetting Events Happen, Take Care of Yourself First

Unfortunately, it’s happening too often.  Three critical, traumatic events incidents in less than 24-hours with graphic pictures and nonstop news coverage splashed across our screens.  While none of us can personally do anything about those [...]

1 Jan, 2015

Helping Children and Youth Through Difficult Times

By | January 1st, 2015|Categories: Parenting, Trauma|Comments Off on Helping Children and Youth Through Difficult Times

Talk honestly about the incident and share some of your own feelings about it. Children and teens need to feel informed when they see their parents and other adults reacting to a crisis. Encourage children [...]

27 Dec, 2014

Children’s Reactions to Disaster & Trauma

By | December 27th, 2014|Categories: Trauma|Comments Off on Children’s Reactions to Disaster & Trauma

Children's responses to trauma vary according to the age of the child. Generally, children respond by reverting to behavior typical of an earlier developmental stage. These responses are considered NORMAL if they are of brief [...]

1 Dec, 2014

What is Vicarious Trauma?

By | December 1st, 2014|Categories: Trauma|Comments Off on What is Vicarious Trauma?

Vicarious trauma is an ongoing process of change over time that results from witnessing or hearing about other people’s suffering and need. When you identify with the pain of people who have endured terrible things, you bring their grief, fear, anger, and despair into your [...]

1 Feb, 2014

How to Help Children Cope with Trauma

By | February 1st, 2014|Categories: Trauma|Comments Off on How to Help Children Cope with Trauma

Although children have many of the same reactions as adults do to trauma, they have different ways of expressing their reactions and need some special help to cope. The following are some suggestions for dealing [...]

27 Jan, 2014

Take Care of Yourself During Times of Crisis & Trauma

By | January 27th, 2014|Categories: Trauma|Comments Off on Take Care of Yourself During Times of Crisis & Trauma

During times of crisis and tragedy, it is important to remember to take care of yourself and those close to you. The most immediate concern for most people right now is for safety. The following [...]