The Intolerable Sounds of Misophonia

How many times have you said to yourself.”I can’t hear myself think!” or “That noise is driving me crazy!”?  Misophonia is a disorder in which certain sounds trigger emotional or physiological responses. According to some. the responses may be unreasonable given the circumstance. The reactions to certain sounds can range from anger and annoyance to […]

Who Are The Homeless?

  First, who are the persons and families experiencing homelessness? Who stays at shelters? The circumstances which bring people into the shelter system range from mothers with children who are escaping domestic violence in the home to youth who’ve aged out of the foster care system with no concrete plans or supports during their transition […]

Did Edison Really Invent The Lightbulb?

In grade school, every student is told that Thomas Alva Edison invented the lightbulb. With increased wisdom I’ve acquired, I’m not so sure. In 1878, we all learned that Edison, of Menlo, New Jersey, created the very 1st lightbulb. No one has ever disputed this information.Both during and after slavery, considered ‘property’ of whites who […]

Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect by Strengthening Families and Communities

The Children’s Bureau’s Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN) supports efforts that foster safe and stable environments for children and their families. Strengthening families through the promotion of protective factors can effectively prevent child maltreatment and create opportunities for families to flourish. This is highlighted in the theme for this year’s 2019 National Child Abuse […]