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Child Trauma

If Girls of Color Are Not Safe in School, Where Can They Be?

Nakisha M. Lewis | Posted 10.30.2016 | Women
Nakisha M. Lewis

If the institutions and adults entrusted with protecting young people continue to enable the school-to-prison pipeline through their bias and subsequent actions, where is it that girls of color can feel safe?

A Beautiful Hope: A Story of Human Trafficking and Survival

Lisa Williams | Posted 10.22.2016 | Impact
Lisa Williams

Five years ago this month, a young girl from Los Angeles called me from state custody and simply asked, "Can you help me?"  Four years earlier, at 13-years-old, her older sister had handed her over to a pimp.

White House Bound

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 02.28.2015 | Impact
Daniel Heimpel

Up on stage at the Reagan Building, poised in her white dress, Amnoni described her experience, and told the crowd that she had applied for an internship at the White House. Whoops and applause rose from the hundred or more tables tightly spaced across the floor.

Safe Movie Watching Guidelines For Children

Andrea Nair | Posted 02.17.2015 | Parents
Andrea Nair

Movies can create an environment for family relaxation, snuggles, and great conversations, but they can also be the fodder for nightmares.

Going Beyond Guns: More Questions About Newtown, CT, Massacre

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 03.11.2013 | Impact
Jane Ellen Stevens

To get at the turning points in the years-long chain of events that led a young, isolated, desperate man to kill his mother, 20 six- and seven-year-old children, six adults and then himself, we need to ask more questions.

Obesity, Repression, and Addiction

Judith Johnson | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

I began working with NET for the sole purpose of finding out why I had been unable to remove and keep off my excess body weight. Essentially, what I found was that the repression of emotions is a survival mechanism held in place through addiction.

Trauma and Adversity In Childhood: History Need Not Be Destiny

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

The health of our youth, today and into their futures, can be protected. We can prevent the diseases and disabilities that result from childhood adversity and trauma.

Have We Become Comfortably Numb to Violence and Abuse?

Michelle Renee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Renee

We are bombarded with gruesome images day in and day out. From tweens on up, what we see in the media, in movies and on the Internet is making us numb to it all.

Survivors Use Their Voice to Help Others Heal

Michelle Renee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Renee

In a family driven system of care, where the voices of survivors are heard, valued and shared with other survivors, we can listen, understand and stand by one another.