Stories

Exactly How Does That Work? Embedding TI Principles into Practice: A Cultural Case in Progress; Prevent Child Abuse NY

We like to say, “We don’t get it right every day but we are willing to keep trying!” PCANY has been working to walk the walk for the past four […]

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Postvention is Prevention

Experiencing a loss can be traumatic and going through grief can be unpredictable and overwhelming without the proper support. The primary objective of this post is to shed some light […]

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Westchester Breathes: Increase Your Resilience, Lower Your Stress

Westchester Breathes is an ongoing program, initiated by the Westchester Library System (WLS) in 2018, that offers an experience of gentle movement, breathing and relaxation exercises that reduce stress and […]

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Your Brain On Social Media: How Technology Impacts Mental Wellness

“This thing is a slot machine!” my friend Kay [1] said, looking at her phone sideways as though it’d just revealed itself to be a double-agent. Over the course of […]

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Choose Love

I sat down today to write this blog post about resilience and healing and how we can all begin to move on as a community of helpers when everyone is […]

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Time to Talk About Mental Health

We don’t talk about…   How did you finish that sentence?  If you have children in your home, or perhaps you are simply a Disney enthusiast, then you are probably singing […]

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Beating the Burnout: Four Strategies to move from Emotional Bypass to Resilience

To me, burnout is that feeling of constant depletion; perpetually trying to pour from an empty vessel. It’s so interesting that “soldier on” and “grin and bear it” are such […]

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Reducing Trauma by Supporting Law Enforcement Responses to Individuals in Crisis

As noted in last month’s blog post by David Eckert, “the goal of effective crisis response is to establish a safe environment that allows the individual to move past feeling […]

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Comparing Neural Pathways and Healing Networks

Hebbes’s principle, proposed by neuropsychologist Donald Hebbe (Hebbe 1940), states that synaptic connections are strengthened when two or more neurons are simultaneously activated in the brain. Neural pathways begin to […]

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Trauma-Informed Health Decision Making

Those impacted by traumatic events and toxic stress are known to have shifts in decision making related to their health (e.g., substance use, risky sexual behavior, and disordered eating; Kim […]

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