Stories

Intergenerational Trauma: Its effects and ways to cope

Intergenerational trauma is trauma that moves through and affects people within a family or community which results from a traumatic event that happened years before the current generation. Intergenerational trauma […]

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Trauma-Informed Human Resources Practices: Creating Safe, Supportive, and Collaborative Working Environments

While many organizations have embraced using trauma-informed practices, it may be challenging to start implementing trauma-informed workplace policies. Using trauma-informed Human Resources practices provides a concrete opportunity to embed trust, […]

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NY Project Hope Provides Emotional Support to Navigate the Stress and Uncertainty of COVID-19

I’m worried about being around so many people at work. I’m scared about my child being back at school. I’m anxious because I see COVID rates going up. I’m stressed […]

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Healing Centered Schools: Addressing Collective Trauma with Children and Youth in School

In the Fall, many students will be returning to school after a two-year period, during which they were socially isolated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although there are signs of […]

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Animal-Assisted Interventions in Trauma-Informed Care

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us, more so than ever before, to seek healthy and accessible coping strategies. For many people, animal companions have helped fill this role; hence the […]

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Beyond the Pandemic: Preparing to Respond to the Needs of Frontline Workers

Earlier this year, legislation was passed that directed the Commissioner of the Office of Mental Health “convene a workgroup and report regarding frontline worker trauma informed care” in response to […]

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Together - Anything is Possible

Is there ever a perfect time? My parents, loved ones, and mentors would tell me no. There will never be a perfect time. No matter how hard we try to […]

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Youth Voices

Much research and scholarship has been dedicated to understanding the way trauma, such as social injustice and systemic inequality, affects people. When this type of research is used to disrupt the social status quo or restore […]

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Cultivating a Culture of Belonging & Community Well-being

Mental health is a multi-faceted component of well-being–and is part of all our lives. From the joy of walking out in nature with friends to the grief of losing a […]

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Sextortion in the Era of COVID-19: The Silenced Narratives of Hurt Children

Sextortion is the issue of maliciously using information to blackmail people into sexual acts or allowing the perpetrator to get away with sexual assault. Sometimes the information is true but […]

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