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Childhood Trauma

15-Year-Old Accused Of Killing Allegedly Abusive Father Won't Face Life Sentence

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.01.2016 | Black Voices

Bresha Meadows, a 15-year-old Ohio girl accused of killing her allegedly abusive father, no longer faces the prospect of life behind bars. On Thursda...

Childhood Trauma Leads To Lifelong Chronic Illness -- So Why Isn't The Medical Community Helping Patients?

Donna Jackson Nakazawa | Posted 07.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Donna Jackson Nakazawa

When physicians help patients come to the profound revelation that childhood adversity plays a role in the chronic illnesses they face now, they help them to heal physically and emotionally at last.

Why Writing About Childhood Trauma Is So Important

Diana M. Raab | Posted 07.13.2016 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Some years ago when I was in my 40s, I recall a good friend telling me that her 62-year-old mother was having a nervous breakdown. When I asked her what was going on, she said that following her divorce, the trauma of her childhood resurfaced.

3 Steps to Understanding and Healing Trauma

Dania Vanessa Illescas | Posted 05.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dania Vanessa Illescas

All of us will face some form of trauma in our lives from accidents, bad experiences or choices, stress, etc. Sometimes, it is a bad memory that jumps out at us when we least expect it. Other times it could be mental or emotional distress that we may not understand or be able to name.

Why Children Growing Up With Domestic Violence Struggle to Find Help Online

Brian F. Martin | Posted 03.23.2017 | Healthy Living
Brian F. Martin

ven by simply using the term "CDV," you are making a difference.

The Four Words Every Child Needs to Hear

Dr. Vanita Braver | Posted 02.11.2017 | Parents
Dr. Vanita Braver

As a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, I have the privilege of working with many children who are victims of severe abuse, neglect, and trauma. Some, in turn, become perpetrators of violence.

Childhood Bullying Can Have Lasting Effects On Mental Health

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Bullying can have a lasting effect on a person's mental health: A new study finds that children who were bullied frequently when they were 8 years old...

The Lesbian Chronicles 2

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 12.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

Inside of me lives a very young girl that has feigned dead for most of my life. That little girl stayed silent to protect me, and as a survivor mechanism it worked well, but I now need to be present for my young self, I do not want to stay hidden and silent any longer.

Rethinking Restraints -- They're Not Just for Special Needs Children Like Mine

Bonnie Zampino | Posted 10.28.2016 | Impact
Bonnie Zampino

I know I should have been shocked by the video of the student being thrown to the floor in a classroom in South Carolina. But I wasn't. As the mother of a child with autism, I know all about the use of restraints and seclusion.

Ruminations on Restitution

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 10.23.2016 | Women
Katharine Angelina Love

I feel moored in the muddiness of my young unmet needs. It is in this deep dark place, where the howling beast part of me lives, that I now must travel to rescue beastie and hold her tightly to slow her howling.

'Disappeared David' -- Trauma and Dissociation

May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. | Posted 10.03.2016 | Healthy Living
May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

I was helping my mother clean closets. The closets in my parents' bedroom had built in cabinets, way, way up high for long-term storage. For some re...

How Childhood Trauma Can Wreck a Man's Relationship... and What You Can Do to Heal

The Good Men Project | Posted 09.25.2016 | Healthy Living
The Good Men Project

I learned that the secret for developing a loving relationship that can last a lifetime was understanding the ways that childhood trauma impacts our lives.

6 Reasons To Reveal Childhood Sexual Abuse

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 08.15.2016 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

There are some stories I hear as a therapist I would never repeat. Not only because of confidentiality. Because I don't want someone else, who has not been listening and learning for 20 years, to have to cope with the horror of how parents can abuse their children.

The Impact Adversity in Your Childhood Home Has on Your Pursuit of Life, Liberty and Happiness

Brian F. Martin | Posted 07.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian F. Martin

Our founding fathers believed everyone was "endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights; among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of h...

Trauma: The Heart of the Matter

Tanya Morshed | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Tanya Morshed

Artist: Loretta Gonzalez, Heart ache When we read about sexual abuse and assault incidents in the news, what is often missing is information about ...

The Pit Bull at the Gate

Doug Kreeger | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Doug Kreeger

The first time I experienced sex I was too young to understand what the act was, let alone how to process the complex emotions of what was happening. ...

We Have to Stop Ignoring Adverse Childhood Experiences

John Thompson | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
John Thompson

Even as the study of children's response to trauma pointed to the need to focus on the socioemotional needs of students, the test-driven school reform movement drew a line in the sand; the mention of adverse childhood experiences was dismissed as an "excuse." Top-down school reformers imposed an educational version of faith healing on schools.

My Journey Back to Health

Gayle Kirschenbaum | Posted 04.13.2015 | Fifty
Gayle Kirschenbaum

I am now ready to embrace the world and shepherd this film out and turn my attention away from me to others and give all that I have learned. Life is an exciting journey I am so grateful to be on.

How The Effects Of Trauma Can Be Passed Down From One Generation To The Next

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.28.2014 | Science

Experiencing trauma early in childhood can lead to mental health problems in adolescence and adulthood, but mild to moderate trauma could also have an...

As We Start Our Family Tree

Elisabeth Corey | Posted 02.22.2015 | Parents
Elisabeth Corey

I cannot begin to describe the impact you have on my life. You are the blessings sent from the divine to wake me up. You are the little life tornadoes who never let me choose the easy way out of the pain. You are the epitome of forgiveness as I made mistake after mistake as a parent. You are the comic relief that comes just when I need it. And you are the reminder of how important the small, daily life events really are.

'I Know Just How You Feel... My Goldfish Died' -- Really?!

Fredda Wasserman | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Fredda Wasserman

"I know how you feel. My goldfish died, and we had to flush it down the toilet." Really? To this day, Owen recalls overhearing another student make t...

U.S. Military Members Have Higher Rates Of Childhood Trauma: Study

Associated Press | Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact

CHICAGO (AP) — Childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say...

Building Resilience Key to Overcoming Childhood Trauma

Robert Ross | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Robert Ross

The most important thing we can do -- and sometimes it's the hardest -- is to speak up about what has happened to us. Because it's in speaking our truth and reaching out that we can connect with other people. That's the essential ingredient for courage and resilience and healing.

Childhood Stress May Increase Risk Of Heart Disease Later On

Posted 05.23.2014 | Parents

By Shereen Jegtvig NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young adults who were exposed to adverse experiences as children have greater signs of unhealthy blo...

Resilience: How Adapting to Stress Can Make Us Better Parents

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 07.19.2014 | Parents
Nancy Rappaport

I'm going to tell you something that is hard to believe. Psychologists can predict what kind of parents we'll be by how we talk about childhood.