Author Archives: Trauma Recovery Blog

An urgency for trauma recovery focused professionals

It’s adoption week, which seems a good time to think about the challenges and privilege of parenting. Parenting is hard! All parents need support and all of us parents find the task and honour of raising children has significant ups … Continue reading

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An intern speaks!

Trauma happens when a person feels a sense of terror and powerlessness. This is something I wasn’t aware of until I began interning at the Trauma Recovery Centre. Having attended training days and read more on the topic of trauma, … Continue reading

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Understanding the impact of trauma on children

How does trauma affect behaviour, relationships, learning, thinking, feeling and doing?  Trauma impacts relationships because when someone they know has hurt them, either on purpose or because they were nearby when an awful thing happened such as abuse or violence. … Continue reading

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A story of personal trauma facilitating positive growth, despite the heartache

This blog follows from a  previous one on this site called ‘The day I cried non stop’.. I am blessed to have several wise and experienced clinical and organizational supervisors who support me in the role of Director of a … Continue reading

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Helping your child through a crisis

How to help your child in a crisis It’s tough being a parent sometimes isn’t it? It’s especially tough when we want to protect our children from the harshness of some of the things that happen in the world that … Continue reading

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Recovering from trauma. A child’s journey.

What will the journey look like for the survivors of Rotherham? In order to comprehend the recovery journey for a child such as those in the recent sexual exploitation cases in Rotherham, this paper shall paint a picture of the … Continue reading

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The day i cried non stop (and I know they’ll think they’ve won because of that)

The day I cried non stop. So after three years of anxiously waiting on hyper alert for the next email, letter or message from my harasser, I heard that he was arrested. The day was spent informing funders and people … Continue reading

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