Deep Level Stigma

Deep Level Stigma

I’ve had some recent opportunities to sit down and have coffee with some people who have worked in child abuse prevention and treatment and do 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. Still, there was one particular…

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,…

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…

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Survivors and Stuff that Happens

Children who grew up with trauma and abuse often struggle with trying to explain it to themselves. When you’re a child, you don’t necessarily understand how large the world is, or your place in it. The world you know mostly seems to revolve around you. In fact, we normally associate understanding that the world doesn’t…

Another Personal Note – You Have to Take the First Steps
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Another Personal Note – You Have to Take the First Steps

Seven years ago, I wrote about today being my 10th wedding anniversary. At the time, I had been living in South Carolina for almost 6 months, my wife had been in Ohio during that time, but would be joining me, finally, in October, after finishing up her last work commitment by traveling to Greece. That…