PTSD Is Manageable

PTSD Is Manageable

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has become a common term these days. Many think of it as a lifetime sentence or a disease, but it is a triggered condition created by one or more traumatic events. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), more than 44 million people suffer from PTSD every year, and women […]

The Trauma of Restraints: Eliminating Ineffective Approaches in the Classroom

The Trauma of Restraints: Eliminating Ineffective Approaches in the Classroom

It is happening all over the country. A seven-year-old handcuffed during his afterschool program for being hyper in Flint, Michigan. A South Carolina high school student forcibly yanked from her chair and restrained in her classroom. Autistic children confined and sprayed with water in Maryland. Recent media coverage and several “caught on cell phone” videos […]

PTSD in Adults Caused by Trauma and Domestic Violence During Childhood

PTSD in Adults Caused by Trauma and Domestic Violence During Childhood

Research has shown that Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in adults can be caused due to a traumatic experience or witnessing domestic violence during their childhood. In the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2012, approximately 6.3 million allegations of maltreatment towards children were reported to Child Protective Services (CPS) agencies. With the month of April being designated as […]