Posted 11 September 2019 in StressPoints by Patty Davis, LSCSW, LCSW, IMH-III; Briana Woods-Jaeger, PhD; and Amy R. Beck, PhD
In 2010, our children’s hospital formed the Council on Violence Prevention (COVP) with a mission to reduce the impact of violence on patients and their families through coordination and support of existing and future hospital efforts. Recognizing the importance of, and supporting, direct trauma treatment services in pediatric health care was an early success of the Council. However, health care team members, not wanting to cause unintentional harm to patients and families, recognized how easily this can happen when intervention occurs without knowing patient history.
Posted 11 September 2019 in StressPoints by Howard Lipke, PhD
Orange, the son of a Cheyenne father, has written a novel which has received wide praise and major awards for how it tells the neglected story of modern urban Native American experience. In There There, Orange builds tension to an inevitable calamity through the interlocking stories of several characters while briefly, poetically, interspersing the historic tragedy of the genocide against Native Americans.
Posted 11 September 2019 in StressPoints by Chelsea M. Cogan, MA
As we approach another school year, many individuals are gearing up to begin their educations on college campuses across the world. There are a great deal of unknowns involved in attending school that can produce stress. For the average college student, this is one of the first times they are responsible for the bulk of their choices and navigating life on their own.