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  • Psychological First Aid Kit

    Aug 6, 2014
    By: Christina Koch, Intern, U.S. Department of Education

    There are many different reactions that people can have after an emergency. Sometimes these reactions can lead to distress that can get in the way of proper coping. If needed, PFA can help people cope with their reactions and recover.

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    Tagged Trauma | Schools | Disasters and Traumatic Events


  • Faith-Based First Responders

    Apr 22, 2014
    By: Kimberly Konkel, MSW, Associate Director for Health, HHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and Anne Mathews-Younes, Ed.D., D.Min, Director of SAMHSA Division of Prevention, Traumatic Stress and Special Programs

    A recent survey in North Carolina found depression rates among United Methodist clergy were twice as high as the general public. The researchers suggest that unique demands of the job put clergy mental health at risk. While many factors undoubtedly contribute, there might be another possible explanation – the trauma that clergy encounter on a daily basis.

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    Tagged Trauma | Treatment | Depression | Help


  • Creating Trauma-Informed Congregations

    Apr 1, 2014
    By: Andrea Blanch Ph.D., Director, Center for Religious Tolerance, and Kimberly Konkel MSW, Associate Director for Health, Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships

    Across the country, there is a growing movement to create “trauma-informed” services, organizations and communities. This movement reflects an understanding that psychological trauma and toxic stress are near-universal experiences that can affect every aspect of life, and that everyone has a role to play in addressing the issue.

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    Tagged Trauma | Treatment | Help