Tag Archives: trauma

Newtown Tragedy: Recommendations for Coping with the Psychological Aftermath

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared in the news feed of the Columbia University School of Social Work site.  For a listing of resources around working with your clients or family around trauma, please click here. Have you found yourself … Continue reading

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An Under Recognized Trauma: Sibling Abuse

Editor’s Note:  The author responded to our invitation for guest blogging for NASW-NYC Connections.  If you are interested in submitting a piece, please email us. Sibling abuse is an understudied phenomenon that continues to receive little attention. Curiously, intake and … Continue reading

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The Transgenerational Transmission of Primary Trauma in Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Editor’s Note:  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we hope that you find this post helpful in your work with clients experiencing trauma related to a diagnosis.  The author responded to our call for guest blogging.  If you are … Continue reading

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Poetic Medicine: No Fight, No Flight – Just Write!

What do my clients — a pregnant teenager, an 83 year-old in a nursing home, a recovering alcoholic, and a veteran with ptsd have in common?  Because I am a clinical social worker and a Registered Poetry Therapist/Mentor-Supervisor, I encourage … Continue reading

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Reflecting on 9/11 after a Decade

As we approach the tenth anniversary of 9/11, our close engagements with the world inform our reflections as never before, adding broader context to our deeply personal experiences. Evolving democracies in North Africa and the Middle East offer us much … Continue reading

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