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Laura scores on her own goal: Recovering from Trauma 150 150 se_admin

Laura scores on her own goal: Recovering from Trauma

  Photo Source: Solstice East photo Recovering from trauma can be a long journey. For some who have experienced trauma, all it takes is becoming exposed to the situation that caused the trauma in the first place. Laura Bassett, a player for the English FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer team, scored on her own goal during…

The Media is Driving Eating Disorders in Teens 150 150 se_admin

The Media is Driving Eating Disorders in Teens

Image Source: Flickr user – photographingtravis Us and our children are constantly exposed to what the “perfect body” is supposed to look like. It’s on the tv shows we watch, the billboards we see while driving, the magazines we read. The media gives young girls the idea of what “pretty” means. This usually portrays one body…

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 150 150 se_admin

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Photo Source: Flickr user – JD’na Stress is defined as an automatic physical and mental response to a situation that is perceived as dangerous or threatening to personal comfort. The natural defense of the body is a stress response where the “fight-or-flight-or-freeze” mode is activated. This releases hormones that keep the body alert in order to…

7 Tips to Help Struggling Teens se_admin

7 Tips to Help Struggling Teens

When your child reaches her teen years, she’s probably going to start drifting away from you. This can leave you with hurt or rejected feelings, creating stress because there is a constant battle of wills. As your teen asserts her independence over friends, clothes, music, curfew and other issues, she’s expressing her desire to become…

Trauma In Teens: Life Crippling If Not Treated se_admin

Trauma In Teens: Life Crippling If Not Treated

In a recent article by LA Times, researchers in a large study found that one in four children, ages six to 17, in the U.S. have experienced some violent act as either a victim or witness. It was also projected that one in 33 have been direct victims of gun or knife violence. It was found in the…