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Trauma Informed Self-Care Tips for the Holidays

Posted by Gretchen Miller on November 27, 2017 in caregivers, Gretchen Miller, helping professionals category

The holiday season is upon us: at home, in the workplace, in our communities, classrooms, and far and wide in the media, online, and in neighborhood stores.

This time of year can inspire festive gatherings and activities of joy, togetherness, and heartfelt memories with family and friends. For some, though, the holidays can be a challenging time of stress, adversity, and a difficult trigger of strong emotions, pressures, or traumatic experiences.

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This School Year Has Been Completely Different

Posted by Brock Morlan on October 17, 2017 in classroom, Comfort corners, schools, stress, trauma category

I am an elementary principal in a medium-sized district in Northern Illinois, in a school that serves roughly 310 students. As the lead principal on the Student Behavior Committee, I see the discipline data from all 8 elementary schools and present this information to our School Board. Along with this information we talk about initiatives that the elementary schools use to try to decrease our behavior referrals.

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Resilience-based Reflections for Disaster Recovery

Posted by Gretchen Miller on September 5, 2017 in Barb Desjardins, Barb Dorrington, Hurricane, natural disaster, resilience category
 The first TLC Conference I attended in 2006 included a presentation about recovery work with survivors of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina. The presenters, Barb Dorrington and Barb Desjardins, shared their personal experiences related to trauma intervention at shelters with evacuees in Texas and in extremely devastated New Orleans parishes.

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Cherishing!

Posted by Linda Duran on July 5, 2017

We’ve all had to suffer through it or something very much like it—July 4th picnic at Aunt Janie’s where she always luuvvves to tell the funny—no, the hilarious—story when you were just three—“knee high to a grasshopper”—and decided to water the flowers in the garden by peeing on each and every one.

Everybody laughs—once again. And you turn red-faced—once again.

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10 Steps Every Educator Needs to Know to Create a Trauma Informed School

Learning can be a real struggle for children who have experienced a trauma. But once trauma is identified as the root of the behavior, educators can adapt their approach to help students cope when they are at school.

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