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Category: Trauma / PTSD

The Importance of Trauma-informed Care in Today’s Treatment

Last month, Oprah Winfrey addressed the issue of trauma in our country on a 60 Minutes segment.  The report received a great deal of attention, as it should. She introduced the idea of trauma-informed care and called it “a revolutionary approach spreading across the country.” However, this approach to treatment is not necessarily new to the National … Read More

The Importance of Past Generations in Today’s Trauma Work

A recent study in JAMA Psychiatry, a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal published by the American Medical Association, concluded that the daughters of women exposed to childhood trauma are at increased risk for serious psychiatric disorders. Researchers studied 46,877 Finnish children who were evacuated to Sweden during World War II between 1940 and 1944. They then tracked … Read More

Timberline Knolls Recognizes National PTSD Awareness Day – June 27, 2014

PTSD is defined as a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event that results in psychological trauma. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIH) states that living through or witnessing an unexpected, dangerous, violent and/or disastrous moments are factors that can lead to this condition. A person involved in a deadly … Read More