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…
What does the IHS monogram mean?
It is extremely common to walk into a Catholic church and see the letters IHS etched on a crucifix or prominently featured in a stained glass window. What do they mean? Contrary to popular belief, …
10 Smart Ways to Garden on a Budget
Gardening frugally means getting creative.
What is the Apostolic Pardon?
As a person draws closer to the doors of death, there is one blessing in particular that the Church reserves for this most sacred moment: the Apostolic Pardon. It is a pardon that can be given by a…
7 Essential Tips How to Improve Your Mental Health at Work
Mental health affects how you think, feel, and act. On the job, your mental health needs to be in good, solid shape.
How Chiropractic Helps Trigger Finger
Stenosing tenosynovitis, also known as “trigger finger,” is a repetitive strain injury that is one of the most common injuries in the workplace. It is marked by one finger or thumb that is stuck in a bent position and pops or snaps when straightened. It is caused by an inflamed or irritated flexor tendon. AsRead More
How to Start a Residential Program
This workshop will give you an overview of how to start your very own residential program. You will learn about the different types of residential programs, zoning, licensing, permins, documentation needed, funding, and more!
The Extreme Complications of Tree Removal
Sometimes, deciding whether or not to remove a tree is a most difficult question to answer.
How what you eat may affect mental health
A new field of study called nutritional psychiatry looks at how diet can impact conditions like depression
What Not to Donate: Thrift Store Donation Guidelines
Every thrift store has different rules, but these items are commonly turned away at donation centers. Call ahead to see if your local store can accept them.