In her account of displacement, childhood abuse, pain and healing, Janine Mikosza recreates from memory the spaces she has inhabited and, in doing so, reinvents the memoir form.
Identifying the victims of a mass casualty event is a crucial part of grieving and community healing.
Adverse childhood experiences like abuse, neglect and dysfunction at home may not seem like primarily medical problems, but they have significant and enduring impact on physical and mental health.
Critics who are irritated by a lack of an apparent villain in ‘Encanto’ need to take a closer look at the effects of colonial displacement.
A trauma-informed approach to education can help educators acknowledge and address the adversities faced by Black and Indigenous students.
Children live through the same wars as adults. The effects of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on children will have long-lasting effects, and underscores the urgency of a peaceful resolution now.
People who have had interactions with the criminal justice system as defendants continue to face barriers, even after paying their debt to society.
Privileged people don’t get to unilaterally decide that their behaviour isn’t racist. Real change must involve more humility (I’m looking at you, Joe).
Ukrainian Australians feel the push-pull impact of distant conflict on their mental health. Supportive measures include making sure their feelings are heard and accepted.
Their social media feeds contain images of tanks, bombs and war-style propaganda. Here’s how to help them navigate social media ‘news’ content about war, while minimising any distress.
We showed for the first time that social disruption and trauma - such as culling of older elephants - has a lasting impact on the behaviour of African elephants.
Ono’s commitment to regenerative rituals is instructive in an era of turmoil and instability.
One in three children experiences abuse or neglect. These adverse events increase lifelong risks for chronic diseases and mental health issues, creating a public health hazard hiding in plain sight.
The multigenerational memoir laid the groundwork for graphic memoirs to become an essential form for remembering the Holocaust and communicating its legacy of trans-generational trauma.
How can scientific literature on interpersonal trauma help us better understand the impact of tragedy, especially on children who are still developing?
As schools across the US begin to teach students and staff how to prevent human trafficking, a scholar explains five key elements of anti-trafficking education.
Care leavers are over-represented in the justice system. Rising rates of self-harm show an urgent need for greater mental health support.
Family music sharing is a way to safely express emotions during school closures, for both children and parents.
Last year’s COVID-19 restrictions were a relief to some people who have experienced family trauma because it spared them difficult holiday visits with relatives. Now, it’s back to holidays as usual.
A person with complex post-traumatic stress disorder has the signs of standard PTSD, as well as additional difficulties that often stem from childhood trauma.