Tag Archives: Secondary Trauma

Plan a vacation

Have you taken half of your vacation days? Fifty-two percent of Americans leave unused vacation on the table, according to the U.S. Travel Association. Yes, you have a lot on your plate. But downtime can help you think about your … Continue reading

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Ambiguous

Ambiguous Loss. Something experienced by a quiet club that grieves in the shadows: women who’ve miscarried, parents of disabled children or addicted children, people with a chronically ill spouse. The death of a thousand dreams. There are no rituals for … Continue reading

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Developmental Knowledge 🌱

Student’s description of site-specific activities this quarter: To further my growth and developmental knowledge of the social workers’ profession. This quarter I attended a diverse Youth in Transition seminar, as well as Secondary Trauma training with author Laura Vandernoot-Lipsky. ___ … Continue reading

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The Stars

Ralph Waldo Emerson once asked what we would do if the stars only came out once every thousand years. No one would sleep that night, of course. The world would become religious overnight. We would be ecstatic, delirious, made rapturous … Continue reading

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Snippets of a Conversation

Breakthrough idea : Giving  voice of the pain of her family falling apart. “When I first started writing, I thought conflict and drama would make the work good”, she says “But I realized that doesn’t create art. Art comes from … Continue reading

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