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Skillet the Therapy Dog

Posted by Kimberly Hodges on July 16, 2018 in animal-assisted therapy, therapy category

*Student identifying info has been changed to maintain confidentiality.

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Boundaries and Identity in Trauma Healing

Posted on March 20, 2018 in trauma, trauma healing, trauma intervention category

Boundaries. That’s a hard word for many people to hear, understand, and integrate. This is especially so when one is healing from trauma and attempting to reclaim, rediscover, and redevelop an empowered sense of identity.

This blog will take a look at what boundaries mean in healing during the victim phase of post traumatic healing.

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Assessing for Trauma

Posted by Kelly Warner on February 1, 2018 in trauma, trauma history category

Not every referral comes with a clear or accurate referral reason.

I’ve worked specifically with teens for many years. As I began crafting my assessment I quickly learned that in many cases, if I don’t ask, they don’t tell. The teens I see are often referred for problem behavior or depression, but I find, through a comprehensive assessment, there is so much more.

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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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