5 Ways to Help Your Family Member with PTSD

Don’t Give Up If you’re living with a family member who has PTSD, you’re at the frontlines of seeing the effects on your loved one. Sometimes, you might feel alone, scared, or confused. You might wonder how to help your loved one, or if there is anything you can even say or do to make […]

Trauma-Informed Parenting-Part 1[Understanding Trauma]

When a little child falls from the swingset in the backyard or playground, it can be a traumatic experience. As parents, what’s our immediate response? We run to the child, pick him or her up, take the child into our arms, and either kiss the ‘boo-boo’ or just soothe that child with words and hugs. […]

Reactions to Public Discussions about Sexual Abuse[Not just for Veterans]

In the last year, many women and men have spoken up publicly about being sexually assaulted or sexually harassed. From Hollywood to the White House and into your community, also very close to home, sexual abuse is a horrible trauma-inducing invasion of one’s personal space, sense of agency/control and will often erode trust. It is […]

For Youth Who’ve Experienced “Complex Trauma”[Part 1]

                       What is ‘Complex Trauma’? Youth grow up in many different kinds of families and neighborhoods. When things go well, they have grown ups in their lives who look out for them, show them love, and help them grow up to be healthy and strong. However, sometimes the grown ups who children and adolescents are supposed […]