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Emotional Neglect in Marriages

This is a topic I'm extremely passionate about. Those who know me, know that any form of mistreatment/harm to a human being, especially women and children, I'm deeply passionate about. Unfortunately, going by people's responses when you bring it up and even just what people are taught generally about marriage, it's a topic our global society doesn't see as anything serious, yet it is a HUGE SILENT KILLER! To make it worse, even some professional and Christian counselors dismiss the reality...

Program helps teens navigate education, parenthood (spectrumnews1.com)

(Spectrum News/ Zarina Khairzada) To read more of Zarina Khairzada's article, please click here. LOS ANGELES — Babies in the classroom? That’s a reality for parenting and pregnant students at Learn4Life’s Alta Vista Innovation High School in Inglewood, taking part in the Helping Our Parenting-students Excel (HOPE) Program . The program provides students with a safe space for parents to watch their children as they complete credits needed to graduate. It’s also common to see supervising...

New Transforming Trauma Episode: Helping Youth Thrive in a Time of Anxiety, Depression, and Social Media With Donna Jackson Nakazawa

These are challenging times to maintain physical and mental well-being, so much so that it’s increasingly difficult to encounter someone who isn’t struggling with some sort of significant medical and/or psychological challenge. On this episode of Transforming Trauma, Emily chats with award-winning journalist, author, speaker, and workshop facilitator Donna Jackson Nakazawa about her career at the intersection of neuroscience, immunology, and emotion. Emily and Donna discuss the impact of...

Man tells other dads to stop asking their wives one 'frustrating' question and to do this instead (upworthy.com)

@dadwise.co/ TikTok Sound advice for dads To read more of Heather Wake's article, please click here. Many dads out there have the best of intentions when it comes to supporting their wives. However, those intentions can get easily turned askew with a single question: “Is there anything I can do?” Most likely any mom or default parent reading this sentence is instantly triggered by a time when they were asked this less-than-helpful question, which actually does little to take any load off.

NURTURING GUILT: EXPLORING THE IMPACT OF GUILT ON FOSTER CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE

Foster care is a crucial system designed to provide temporary homes and care for children who are unable to live with their biological families. While foster care aims to offer stability and support, the experience can be emotionally complex for children. One emotion that often plagues foster children is guilt. Guilt can arise from a range of circumstances and can significantly impact a child's emotional well-being and overall development. This article delves into the various sources of...

Review of “First 60 Days” booklet: Leveraging author’s work and movement could spark revolution to prevent and heal trauma, one precious baby, child, and caregiver at a time.

(This is a review of what I believe is an important new resource for the PACEs [for positive and adverse childhood experiences] science movement. Opinions expressed are my own, and are shared as a parent, advocate, author, and longtime student of trauma, healing, and prevention. Thoughts are also shared through my lens as someone who believes, deeply, in the incredible importance of and value in building healthier, more compassionate communities to support and nurture pregnant and new...

Introducing a practical and hands-on guide for clinicians working to improve emotion regulation of trauma-affected children

In Trauma-Informed Parenting Program: TIPs for Clinicians to Train Parents of Children Impacted by Trauma & Adversity , distinguished psychologist and renowned expert, Dr. Carryl P. Navalta, presents a practical and hands-on guide for clinicians working to improve emotion regulation of trauma-affected children. Readers will discover how to assess, conceptualize, and treat children dealing with the effects of exposure to various forms of trauma and adversity and to provide their clients'...

Announcing the Trans in Custody Project (pointofpride.org)

About the Trans in Custody project Please click here: https://www.pointofpride.org/trans-in-custody Point of Pride has developed a series of resource guides designed to help trans people who are incarcerated access gender-affirming chest binders by empowering themselves and the people in their lives to advocate and effect positive change. Today, we've released our first guide to provide support to counselors in correctional facilities who work directly with trans folks. In the coming days,...

What Is Khanmigo? The GPT-4 Learning Tool Explained by Sal Khan (techlearning.com)

(Image credit: Khan Academy) To read more of Erik Ofgang's article, please click here. Khan Academy launched Khanmigo, a GPT-4 powered learning guide, to select educators and students in March. Unlike ChatGPT, Khanmigo doesn’t do school work for students but instead acts as a tutor and guide to help them learn, says Sal Khan, founder of the nonprofit learning resource Khan Academy. “It’s going great,” Khan says of the pilot program. He adds Khan Academy is currently recruiting additional...

Villainizing and restricting social media will worsen, not help, youth mental health (youthtoday.org)

RYAN COLLERD/AP To read more of Nia West-Bey's article, please click here. The U.S. Surgeon General issued a 25-page advisory , arguing that social media, lacking sufficient safeguards, harms our nation’s youth. Even before that 2023 report, state and local policymakers were holding hearings and introducing legislation that villainizes and seeks to restrict youth access to social media. Members of Congress have thundered away at TikTok’s CEO and Montana’s state lawmakers recently banned the...

The Surviving Spirit Newsletter June 2023

Healing the Mind, Body & Spirit Through the Creative Arts, Education & Advocacy Hope, Healing & Help for Trauma, Abuse & Mental Health “ Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars”. Kahlil Gibran The Surviving Spirit Newsletter June 2023 Hi folks, Welcome to the the June issue of the Surviving Spirit Newsletter. It can be read online via this & you can also subscribe -...

Knowing Better

In 2007, at the start of my son’s fourth grade year, the teacher who I will call Ms. L, gave the class an assignment. They were to write letters to their “future selves” outlining the things they envisioned and hoped for over the course of the coming year. Ms. L. would give the letters back to the children at the end of the year so they could see how their “future selves” aligned with the vision they held at the start of the year. Though my son, ten at the time, showed no outward signs of...

Mom creates 'how to be a person' camp for her kids that teaches real life skills all summer (upworthy.com)

@our.mama.guide/ Instagram To read more of Heather Wake's article, please click here. Kaitlyn Rowe , mom of four and content creator in Utah, gave her kiddos a list of super basic, but very important life skills to learn at home throughout summer, in what she calls “ How To Be A Person” camp. The difficulty level of each task would be age dependent. Rowe’s 3-year-old son learned things like making the bed, safely using scissors and glue, introducing himself to a new friend and organizing his...

PACEs Research Corner — May 2023, Part 2

[Editor's note: Dr. Harise Stein at Stanford University edits a web site — abuseresearch.info — that focuses on the effects of abuse, and includes research articles on PACEs. Every month, she posts the summaries of the abstracts and links to research articles that address only ACEs, PCEs and PACEs. Thank you, Harise!! — Rafael Maravilla] Domestic Violence – Effects on Children Makris G, Eleftheriades A, Pervanidou P. Early Life Stress, Hormones, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Horm Res...

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