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Retraumatization Tip Sheet

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • July 23, 2021
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This brochure from the highly acclaimed Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) explains the signs and symptoms of retraumatization. In a one-page infographic, find guidance on how to manage the symptoms and how to build resilience and an adequate support system for dealing with triggering events. Source:...

Lourdes Miracles

Recovering from abuse is miraculous – and mysterious as the healing crosses so many dimensions of our personalities and our very personhood. Lourdes is a place associated with the miraculous. That’s why, still, over 6 million people visit the pilgrimmage site annually, and Lourdes boasts the most hotels in...

Managing Disaster Stress

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • July 16, 2021
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This SAMSA (U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) fact sheet offers tips for preventing and managing stress when dealing with the effects of trauma, mass violence, or terrorism. It lists tips for relieving stress and seeking professional help, and what it offers in a single one-page infographic...

Are you embarking on a journey toward more and better trauma-informed pastoral care? Here’s a great resource with ideas and approaches you may want to incorporate into what you do. There’s a free manual and a free app. There is also an online program and a channel with videos....

The Painted Brain is a worthy model as your parish, diocese or group looks at ways to support survivors of abuse and trauma. The Painted Brain creates lasting community-based solutions to mental health challenges and the impact of social injustice through arts, advocacy, and enterprise. It is a peer-support...

Amazing Grace

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • July 4, 2021

Adopting a stray dog is many things, including a self-healing for survivors of abuse. To be able to offer safety and affirmation to a timid and anxious creature has an astounding effect on the little beast — and one the hurt within us, too. Adopting a dog during the...