Student Safety: What Should Parents Expect From Schools?

Traumatic brain injuries? In gym class? How often does this happen? According to a study released by the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, more than 60,000 U.S. students are hurt each year during gym class. A physical education teacher is expected to supervise children engaged in a multitude of exercise movements and activities in a […]

School Shootings or School Shootouts: Our Only Choices?

  From the ridiculous to the sublime! First thought about having teachers carry weapons, guns, in our public schools, is that the imagery alone conjures up escalated numbers of school shootings, as though that is impossible once someone starts shooting innocent children and educators. School shootings are now becoming shootouts??? Scary thought! I know, I […]

HARVEY Survivors: Take Inventory, I Did, Because I can Relate

  What do people, families, individuals, businesses, do in the aftermath of a natural disaster? I would love to hope that the first thing is to ensure your safety-the most important people and/or pets in your life.  People before things or possessions. Next, when the storm becomes manageable, and the dangerous weather conditions have subsided, thank your Higher Power […]

For Youth Who’ve Experienced “Complex Trauma”[Part 3-Healthy Coping Strategies]

Trauma reminders or “triggers” can set off false alarms in the brain and body. For people who have experienced Complex Trauma, it can feel as if their problems are too big to manage, that they are all alone, that no one cares, or that nothing will help. When this happens, their false alarm can feel […]