Whew! Spring semester has been quite the whirlwind, with Sexual Assault Awareness Month and year end activities. I’ve barely blogged at all. With the slower summer pace I hope to rectify that. I miss writing about trauma. And you, Treating Trauma readers!
Until then, I share with you this roundup of things I’ve been reading, watching, thinking about and wanting to share with you.
Severe and chronic trauma (such as living with an alcoholic parent, or watching in terror as your mom gets beat up) causes toxic stress in kids. Toxic stress damages kid’s brains. When trauma launches kids into flight, fight or fright mode, they cannot learn. It is physiologically impossible.
3. Sometimes people are surprised to learn that there are indeed seasons in the desert. Spring in Tucson has been all about flowers (and cacti) blooming
and desert critters giving birth.
Though this red tail hawk webcam is not local to Tucson, the hawks are. I cannot get enough of watching this hawk family grow at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Thank you for the wild rumpus, Maurice.
5. And then there is this:
6. Remember the every body affirming “I STAND…” campaign? Check out this update!
Body affirming billboards!
So that’s what’s been on my mind. Let me know what you think. Or share a link of your own!