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…
Adding Home-Delivered Nutrition to the Health Care Menu for Seniors
For the 1-in-4 American seniors who live alone, the road to recovery after illness, injury or surgery is paved with many unknowns.
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!
You have options and keeping your loved one at home, where they want to be, might be the best one.
Caregiving runs through my veins. I've cared for my mom, my sister and my dad, all through the last days of their lives. I know the stress, the agony, th...
State Sen. Daylin Leach Tangles With Trump Through Twitter
Pennsylvania state Sen. Daylin Leach took to Twitter to post an expletive-laced tweet against President Trump, according to the Associated Press. Leach, who is Jewish, was defending an unnamed Texas lawmaker after Trump made a remark about “destroying” the lawmaker’s career, the AP reported. Trump had told a Texas sheriff at a Feb. 7 White …
What homeless people really need is a home, not a clean shirt or bowl of soup
The intentions of those who provide charity to people on the streets are unambiguously positive. And yet, without them knowing, their actions can actually do more harm than good.
Have you seen anyone with a semicolon tattoo? Here's what it's about.
One small character, one big purpose.
More children than adults can figure out which way this school bus is going
National Geographic poses a brain teaser that is easier to solve if you're under 10 years old: which direction is the bus going?
How to transplant a tree
A gardening expert offers tips for digging up a tree, moving it to its new home and re-planting it — all without killing it.