Trauma

Trauma Treatment: Understanding the Effects and Options Available

By | November 3rd, 2017|Trauma|

Generally, when someone thinks of trauma treatment, an image of an injured soldier comes to mind--this leaves out a massive set of people, though. Adolescents can most definitely experience the damaging effects of trauma after an adverse event, [...]

Hidden Brain: Ways Childhood Trauma Affects Us for Life

By | October 27th, 2017|Trauma|

Whether you remember your childhood or not, it has shaped the person you are today. Good and bad experiences knit together to form the foundational basis for how you act, make decisions, and grow into adulthood. Childhood trauma [...]

New Study Sheds Light on Help for Post-Traumatic Stress in Teens

By | September 21st, 2017|Trauma|

While help for post-traumatic stress in teens is becoming more accessible, there’s still much we don’t understand about the disorder and how it works. In a new study, researchers believe they’ve discovered why some people develop PTSD and [...]

Chronic Stress in Teens: More Likely In Girls After Trauma

By | September 8th, 2017|Anxiety, Trauma|

As children grow into adults, it’s important to learn how to cope with adversity--it’s actually an essential skill to living a happy, healthy life. When something stressful happens, our body increases our body’s blood pressure, heart rate, and [...]

Overcoming Trauma: Could We Actually Remove Memories of Fear?

By | August 24th, 2017|Trauma|

So far, the ability to erase unpleasant memories--like in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind--is only in movies, but research shows that we may be one step closer. The power to lessen the negativity of difficult memories could [...]

The Critical Components of PTSD Treatment for Girls

By | April 10th, 2017|Therapy, Trauma|

Specifically in residential PTSD treatment for girls, there are many important components needed in order to ensure the best results. It’s not just about the PTSD-specific therapies being offered, it’s also about the setting, staff, and feeling the [...]

Beating Trauma with Trauma Focused CBT

By | March 22nd, 2016|Student Profile, Teen Girl Issues, Trauma|

Trauma is a part of life. It comes in many different shapes and sizes, from national tragedies to personal hardships – and, whatever the cause, can leave a trail of pain in its wake. Trauma knows no age [...]

Beating Back the Monsters with EMDR Therapy

By | March 21st, 2016|Depression, Mental Health, Therapy, Trauma|

When something traumatic happens to you, sometimes it stays in your mind, vivid as the day it happened years later. It can manifest in dreams and reality, making life more difficult. Moving forward with trauma, anxiety, or depression [...]

Putting the Pieces Back Together: Helping Your Daughter through the Effects of Trauma in Teens

By | March 15th, 2016|Mental Health, Student Profile, Teen Girl Issues, Trauma|

As far as adults are concerned, childhood is the best time of a person’s life. Unfortunately, for a large number of teens, that is not the case. For some, the culprit is simply puberty. For up to 43% [...]