Trauma and Abuse
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month: NY unveils social media campaign sensitizing teens about dating abuse
02-05   Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month: NY unveils social media campaign sensitizing teens about dating abuse

Many teens, especially those in new relationships, may wrongly assume that physical violence is the only form of dating abuse. The verbal or emotional cruelty in relationships can often be ignored simply because teens do not realize that such exploitation also constitutes dating abuse. To sensitize teens about the adverse impacts of emotional dating abuse, […]

Guide for parents of a raped child
04-11   Guide for parents of a raped child

Someone has drawn a dagger of perversity in your home. Someone has cut deep, leaving you and your child to bleed. The child has cried a river of hurt, and now that you know, together you’ve built an abashed bridge subconsciously by which you’re both trying to get over the flash flood of violence. In […]

Nightmares are a sign of more than bad dreams
04-08   Nightmares are a sign of more than bad dreams

Sleep is good for us. That can’t be stressed enough. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) says sleep protects physical and mental health, quality of life and even safety. Lack of sleep can affect decision-making, problem-solving and one control of emotions and behavior. Poor sleep has been linked to heart disease, diabetes and […]

4 cyberbullies who have faced prison time
02-25   4 cyberbullies who have faced prison time

DoSomething.org notes nearly 43 percent of kids have been bullied online and 1 in 4 have been bullied more than once. Over 80 percent believe cyberbullying is so rampant because it is easier to get away with than face-to-face bullying. This is true, but not always. Below is a list of the more notable cases […]

Explaining illness and death to a child
06-04   Explaining illness and death to a child

Currently, 7.6 million people die from cancer every year and 15,000 from drug related deaths. Death creates emotional trauma for family members and loved ones. Dealing with both illness and the possible resulting death of this disease or the accidental death from an overdose is an incredible task for children. Helping children understand and cope […]

Play therapy: How it benefits adolescent trauma
12-24   Play therapy: How it benefits adolescent trauma

When it comes to expressive arts therapies, a parent is given a wide range of options if they are looking for help for their child. One particular therapy that a parent may want to consider is play therapy. While this may sounds odd, it is a highly effective form of therapy for children and young […]

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