When rape allegations are in the news, it can be a traumatic experience for survivors of past sexual violence. But there are ways to shield yourself from further trauma.
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Once his leg fracture heals, his leg can potentially be just as straight and strong as it was before. But his foot and ankle are more of a worry.
Ending racism in schools requires a deep understanding of anti-Black racism.
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Although school boards have yet to find a systemic way to combat anti-Black racism, educators are in a unique position to correct these injustices.
Courts have failed to understand the role childhood trauma can play in adult criminal behaviour.
The execution of Lisa Montgomery in the U.S. earlier this year demonstrates how society misunderstands the effects of mental illness and trauma on criminal behaviour.
Scholar Cheryl Thompson discusses racist stereotypes, including the words used by comedians like Dave Chappelle, pictured here, in Toronto, in 2018.
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In this episode of Don't Call Me Resilient, host Vinita Srivastava and scholar Cheryl Thompson dive into the meaning of the n-word and the 150 years of racism embedded in it.
Seeing the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel matters but teacher stress related to chronically under-serviced schools goes beyond COVID-19.
Preventing teacher burnout is a community responsibility we can address. If those who have become first responders in schools withdraw we will also see adverse effects on students.
The texts in this shortlist demonstrate how young characters have coped with trauma and uncertainty.
A memorial to the 35 people killed in the 1996 Port Arthur massacre.
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A film about the shootings is likely to be very distressing for people directly impacted by the massacre, particularly those who still have PTSD or strong grief responses.
The network of interconnected mental health symptoms associated with COVID-19 is best understood as a multi-faceted syndrome.
It’s clear that the pandemic has affected mental health. Researchers have now identified how extensively: Five stress scales with interconnecting symptoms combine to form COVID-19 stress syndrome.
Collective trauma research tells us if you haven't been through the event, you'll never quite understand. That doesn't mean people outside Melbourne haven't had their own experience, or can't help.
Embroidery by a woman who lived through traumas of apartheid.
Persistent challenges of the past and the present burden women with unspoken traumas, but art such as needlework is a way to break the silence.
Just because there are no physical injuries, assault victims can suffer profound emotional trauma.
Police news releases and media reporting of assault incidents sometimes mention victims suffered no physical injuries. Here's why that's so dismissive and harmful.
Remote school may look different to 'normal' school, but children are still being taught; they are still learning and many are still actively engaged in the curriculum.
A concerning number of children in Australia have experienced trauma. Being more sensitive to what this means can help both the child and the teacher.
If teachers and students work together, then opportunities to share difficult personal stories can be constructive.
Police involvement is missing persons cases is often necessary.
In the absence of serious efforts by mental health centres, shelters and youth group homes to prevent people from running away from their facilities in the first place, police involvement is necessary.
The process can be stressful and traumatic for survivors.
While financial compensation should be offered, there needs to be more understanding of the impact of such payments.
Great stories move and they challenge. They draw attention to diverse social and cultural issues and to the transformative potential of empathy. But they can be difficult too.
Keeping your equilibrium can be a challenge in times of uncertainty.
As the pandemic drags on, uncertainty and fears about health and safety mix with confusion and challenges tied to re-opening society. You need flexibility when picking your coping strategies.
Demands on nurses for such things as electronic record keeping take time away from patients. They can also lead to resource deprivation trauma.
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COVID-19 is traumatizing nurses. Yet nurses have suffered trauma for decades, often due to insufficient resources, and changes within the field have been slow.