We recently released our course on Trauma-Informed Care. We’ve already gotten great feedback on it. We want to take a few blog posts to explore Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care. Let’s Start with talking about; Trauma, Types of Trauma, and Trauma Prevalence. What is Trauma? The American Psychological Association narrowly defines trauma as exposure to actual or threatened death, […]
The experience of emotional and psychological trauma is no great respecter of persons and is a near universal occurrence. Trauma affects individuals of all ages, races, genders, and socioeconomic levels. Research has increasingly uncovered the centrality of trauma as a contributor, and perhaps causative agent, to such disease processes as diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease […]
Conflict is often times destructive. Nothing can be more discouraging, painful and sad then having conflict with someone. Interpersonal conflicts are a normal and should be an expected part of life. However, few know how to handle conflict in a way that preserves relationships.
Just how does compassion fatigue (CF) get the upper hand in the lives of so many healthcare and human services workers? I believe it all starts with T-I-M-E. Tedious & Tireless Tasks: Tedious & Tireless Tasks take up more and more of time, leaving less room for connecting in positive ways with patients and coworkers. […]
Are you an RN, LVN, Psychiatric Technician, CNA, administrator of a residential facility, group home or some other healthcare or human services worker? If so, you may be at risk for developing Compassion Fatigue. In order to combat compassion fatigue, it is important to understand what makes one healthcare or human services worker more inclined […]
We are proud as peaches to announce that we won the 19th Annual Communicator Award of distinction for online video. Are peaches proud? Who knows and who cares, we just thought it was good use of alliteration. We digress, the real story here is that we are honored and humbled to receive an award of […]
The words “beauty” and “healthcare” are not usually used in the same sentence. When we think of beauty, we think of an idyllic field of wildflowers, a gorgeous sunset, or a painting by Monet. What does beauty have to do with healthcare? Healthcare is messy, bloody, and filled with red tape, litigation, and stress. However, […]