Articles containing: trauma

Bad Things Happen

January 19, 2017

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Bad things happen, and that’s a fundamental fact of life on this planet.

It’s not like we didn’t know this.  Since things have been happening to humans, there’ve been bad things happening to humans, and we’ve had to help our children to deal with them.

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How Scary Is Too Scary?

October 18, 2016

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Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.Outro music arranged and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.

Here is my most vivid memory of Halloween:

I’m 8 years old. I have, to my father’s delight, developed an affinity for the “creature-features” that appear on the old UHF stations every Saturday from 10 AM to noon.

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Parents’ Untreated Mental Illnesses Affect Their Children

May 26, 2016

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We wrote earlier this month about the growing acceptance of psychiatric illness among the general population. A number of studies demonstrate that more and more Americans are accepting psychiatric illnesses as equal to other illnesses, and therefore actively seeking treatment.

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Home Is Where The Heart Is: Thinking About Homeless Children In The Classroom

December 10, 2015

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This is the final blog post of a series in collaboration with the Lesley University Child Homelessness Initiative (CHI). For more information about the CHI curriculum, and the ways in which it seeks to empower the next generation of teachers and caregivers to understand and advocate for homeless children, visit http://www.lesley.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Primer

November 10, 2015

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Post-traumatic stress disorder.

Even the term is a mouthful.

We often shorten the diagnosis to its initials—PTSD—but even that linguistic short-cut doesn’t take away from the fact that this is a deceptively complicated syndrome.

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Jade’s Journey From Homeless Child To Lesley University Student: A Story Of Resilience

June 18, 2015

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This is the second blog post of a series in collaboration with the Lesley University Child Homelessness Initiative (CHI). For more information about the CHI curriculum, and the ways in which it seeks to empower the next generation of teachers and caregivers to understand and advocate for homeless children, visit http://www.lesley.

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The Plight Of Homeless Children In The United States

February 27, 2015

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This is the first blog post of a series in collaboration with the Lesley University Child Homelessness Initiative (CHI). For more information about the CHI curriculum, and the ways in which it seeks to empower the next generation of teachers and caregivers to understand and advocate for homeless children, visit http://www.lesley.

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Beyond Sexual Assault

January 9, 2015

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This blog post is part of a series entitled Real Lives, Real Stories: Personal Experiences With Mental Illness.

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Raising Secure Children In An Insecure World

September 11, 2014

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As we reflect on the events of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath, it is an appropriate time to consider how we support the resilience of our children and teens through difficult life events. For the most affected families, April 15th, 2013 was a life-changing event.

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The Intrinsic Resiliency Of Children In The Face of Awfulness

December 11, 2013

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A central goal of this website is to foster psychological resiliency among children and adolescents.

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