Deep Level Stigma

Deep Level Stigma

I’ve had some opportunities of late to sit down and have coffee with some people who have worked in the field of child abuse prevention and treatment, and doing fundraising for those efforts..I’ve already been creating some blog posts out of things that came up during those conversations, because they were that good, but there…

The Business Community Should Care About Child Abuse Too

The Business Community Should Care About Child Abuse Too

What if I told you, that all those businesses that are struggling to find good workers in the current labor market, or who are losing workdays due to various mental or physical health issues, should be thinking about long term solutions to the problem? What if I also told you that many of these issues,…

How Child Abuse and Major Natural Disasters Are Similar

How Child Abuse and Major Natural Disasters Are Similar

You wouldn’t think something like a major natural disaster, which is covered all over the media for weeks, and something that lurks in secrecy like child abuse would have much in common, but bear with me. I was recently having a conversation about non-profit fundraising in Louisiana, part of a future, longer, post of it’s…

In Order to Notice a Change in Behavior, You Need to Know How They Normally Behave
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In Order to Notice a Change in Behavior, You Need to Know How They Normally Behave

I can’t completely take credit for this idea. It came to me reading an article about helping traumatized children heal, but I do believe it is something that we don’t always think about when offering advice on things like how to know if your child might be in trouble, or if your friends might be…

Quick Thought Number 5 – Most People Have Been Traumatized

Quick Thought Number 5 – Most People Have Been Traumatized

Over the weekend, I tweeted a link to a post I had written, sharing an article about supporting people who are dealing with trauma. There was, however, one person who quoted the tweet with a comment that stuck with me for a couple of days: Very few people haven’t experienced trauma (very few women especially)….