Okay, we’ve got it: Not “What’s wrong with you?” but “What happened to you?” That explosive outburst? The child who cannot concentrate at school? The domestic violence survivor who is in a constant state of hyper-vigilance? Yes, most of us in family services are now able to recognize trauma-symptoms and respond with empathy… most of the time But what does it mean to be truly trauma-informed? For a start, it means that we have patience with others and ourselves as we seek to acquire the skills and attitudes of a trauma-informed practice. Calling out other people for being judgmental? Yes, this and many other ironies litter the path of learning this new language because we just so enjoy being right! It is easy to become smug or ‘preachy’ when we have all these…
Advice to a young scientist
May. 12, 2015 , 3:30 PM BILBAO, SPAIN—In these days of increased competition and uncertain career prospects in academia, it is easy for young scientists to forget why they do science in the first place. But too much career anxiety can backfire, put young scientists at risk of losing the fun of science, and harm their chances of success. “Today, in contrast to our days, [young investigators] must be continuously justifying what they do. They find themselves under a great pressure, and I believe that this isn’t good for creativity, which is the essence of the scientific activity,” condensed matter physicist Pedro Miguel Echenique of the University of the Basque Country (UPV), told the audience of…
RHS 2018 International Convention New Orleans
LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL RHS 2018 International Convention August 2 - 5, 2018 In August 2018, The Red Hat Society will make New Orleans the backdrop for our International Convention. This convention will be a celebration of epic proportions! Be a part of a historic birthday celebration, take part in sharing special messages in video diaries to future Hatters and share in the magic of the hat with Sisters from around the globe. We’ll let the good times roll in historic New Orleans, a city that like us is celebrating a historic anniversary—their 300th anniversary! Double the celebration will mean double the fun!
The Pro Bono Pros: And How You Can Become One
by Nancy Maass Kinnally Dressed in the gray Banana Republic suit she’d originally picked out for her first day at the firm, Audrey Pumariega, 27, stood to address the judge The pearls her aunt had given her as a graduation gift felt comforting. She’d put them on that morning, imagining they would make her look more lawyerly. Just months into the practice of law, Pumariega was in court on a client’s behalf for the first time. In order to prepare her to present the motion to dismiss in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court, two of the partners in her firm, Ann St. Peter-Griffith and Marcos Daniel Jiménez, had run Pumariega through a mock oral argument. Now, apart from the judge, opposing counsel, the court reporter, and a clerk, St. Peter-Griffith was the only other…
Gulf Coast Association of REALTORS®
Are you going to be in Jackson this week for the Mississippi Association of REALTORS® Summer Meetings? Join Gerard Maher for Generating Buyer and Seller Leads on Tuesday, June 6 from 9am- 6pm. The...
Central Texas Fisherman Stumbles Upon Massive Water Snake
Just remember: when you need to steady yourself on a tree branch, you may get more than you bargained for.
Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ash…
The Extreme Complications of Tree Removal
Sometimes, deciding whether or not to remove a tree is a most difficult question to answer.
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Dairy Farms?
Pause a moment to take our quiz to find out how much you know about dairy farms.
Legion post shines as veterans resource center
Post 140 dedicates itself to working alongside community groups and launching a facility to help disabled people in rural Arizona.