The Tragedy of Unreported Rapes

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What is the Definition of a Rape? According to the US Department of Justice rape is legally defined as: “an act of penile-vaginal intercourse by force and without consent. Penetration, however slight, is sufficient to complete the offense.” Understanding and accepting this broad definition of rape can help victims overcome myths about rape that may […]

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My Core Meaning

MY CORE MEANING My 9-year-old self: innocent, free, beautiful Lion: courageous,strong,brave “I picked my 9-year-old self because part of my treatment I have been working on is forgiving myself right now, in the present, from past things last year and in the past with my 9-year-old self. The traumatic experience that happened when I was […]

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Teen Trauma

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By Sarah Engler, LCSW I work with adolescent girls, many of whom have experienced significant trauma in their life.  Webster’s define trauma as:  a very difficult or unpleasant experience that causes someone to have mental or emotional problems usually for a long time.  An experience is defined as traumatic by the individual who has gone […]

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Talking Through A Crisis

Blog Article: Talking Through a Crisis   Have you ever thought, “I don’t know what to do in a crisis”, “what can I say”, or “I’m afraid I’ll only make it worse”? We know that a crisis can affect anyone at any time. We are often glad when we have professional resources to help us. […]

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Coping with Trauma

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When someone you love has experienced trauma, you can feel helpless, not knowing how to be supportive.  It can feel like your world has turned upside down and you just want things to go back to normal.  Trauma can be anything from the death of a loved one, serious accident or illness, bullying, or physical […]

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Discussing Tragic Events With Your Children

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This week’s tragic elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, has most parents feeling a variety of difficult emotions—sorrow, anger, disbelief, fear.  For parents who have themselves witnessed or been victims of violence or other traumatizing events, news of the shooting may also trigger old wounds and deep anxieties. As we struggle ourselves to come to […]

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Parenting through Sexual Trauma

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The key contribution parents can make when their child is in treatment is to provide understanding and support, even as they work through their own painful emotions. This is a challenge, of course, and means that parents must engage their own therapeutic work in order to be able to help their daughter.

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PTSD and Brain Research for Teen Trauma Victims

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With adolescent trauma victims and their families, therapist Brad Rentfro, LPC, is using new brain research to great effect. Since neural pathways can actually be re-routed, says Rentfro, PTSD patients can literally change how their brains process both old and new situations.

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Parenting a Trauma Victim

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When an adolescent experiences symptoms of post-traumatic stress, it’s not unusual for her parents to feel confused and suspicious. That’s because it’s incredibly painful for a parent to know that their child has been so deeply wounded. In fact, it can be so difficult to process a child’s trauma that the parent may unwittingly minimize and deny—it’s just too much to take in.

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Working with Victims of Abuse

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In treating victims of abuse, the therapist’s first job is to develop a relationship where there is love, safety and trust

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