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Post-Traumatic Growth & Resiliency Factors for Children and Adolescents

Posted by Gretchen Miller on November 29, 2018 in connection, posttraumatic growth, PTSD, Resilence, resilience-building category

An overwhelming amount of distressing news and traumatic events are reported everyday in the media and online: natural and human-made disasters, mass shootings and interpersonal violence taking place in communities, schools, families and throughout our country and world. 

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The Power of Connection

Posted by Barb Dorrington on January 29, 2014 in connection category

A few short years ago, I became a grandparent to a beautiful and happy little girl named Sadie. Sadly she lives far away, so I have to make each visit count. It led me to think of neuroscientist Mark Brady’s big brain question as to how I could be there for her, in spite of the miles that separate us. That question, and my love for Sadie, got me to thinking how to be that special grandma.

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Hurricane Katrina Seven Years Later: The Role of Gratitude and Social Connectivity

Posted on August 20, 2012 in trauma category

TLC GUEST BLOGGER: Barb Dorrington, MEd

Hurricane Katrina changed our society. Our sense of complacency fell unguarded, while we watched reports of survivors being left without food and water, living in shelters, and sometimes looting to survive. After eight debriefing trips over three years, I watched the struggle to survive first hand.

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Creating Connections

Posted on August 23, 2011 in children, connection category

TLC GUEST BLOGGER: Cherie Spehar

Natural resiliency thrives on connection, and at no point do connections feel more vulnerable than to a traumatized child.  When trauma becomes part of their life tapestry, connection threads can unravel, creating intense fear and worry about “aloneness.”

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