Connection - The Key to Healing and Resilience

Connection - The Key to Healing and Resilience

It’s been 23 years since I survived an attempted murder. Healing from that experience led me to dig deep into research and studies to learn more about how people heal – and, beyond that, how survivors of trauma live well again.
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Global Perspectives on Child Trauma and Education

Global Perspectives on Child Trauma and Education

Children face challenges as they grow and develop – and some can have lasting effects that can impede socialization, achievement, and physical health. During a panel discussion called “Trauma Informed Approaches to Education,” experts examined ways that trauma is being addressed around the world to ensure that children have the best opportunity to learn, develop, and be safe.
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Trauma Informed Pioneers: First Ladies Working to Heal Communities

Trauma Informed Pioneers: First Ladies Working to Heal Communities

Tonette Walker, First Lady of Wisconsin, is an unexpected leader in the movement to transform healthcare and our communities to become trauma informed, and she has been paving the path for others to join in. Ms. Walker describes how she came to take on this issue with such passion – noting that at the orientation retreat for gubernatorial spouses, everyone was asked to take on an issue they care deeply about. For First Lady Walker that would be trauma informed care and she began her work to tra...
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The Trauma Of Trump: Moral Injury And Self-Care

The Trauma Of Trump: Moral Injury And Self-Care

These are incredible times, with change happening more quickly in our country than most of us could have anticipated. This change comes after an election that left many feeling a kind of moral injury – and now the stress of uncertainty, intensifying fear, and attack on civil rights has presented new challenges to mental health and wellness in America.
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Webinar on epigenetics at the interface of genes and the environment

The Campaign for Trauma Informed Policy and Practice's inaugural webinar on epigenetics at the interface of genes and the environment took place on February 1, 2017.
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