Summer Self-Care

August 2nd, 2017

Many of us wait all year for summer. It brings hot weather, pool time, BBQ’s, trips and sometimes a break from work (i.e. teachers). Summer can also be a stressful time – between the children being out of school, work deadlines, and other responsibilities. It is important to practice self-care year round, but especially during the summer. Practicing self-care is one tool to help our…

PTSD vs. Trauma

May 19th, 2017

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Trauma are often used interchangeably in society. Even though these two issues are related, they are different. According to the American Psychological Association, trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event. . Trauma can occur once, or on multiple occasions and an individual can experience more than one type of trauma. Types of trauma can be: Physical or life-threatening…

What I Learned As An Intern

May 9th, 2017

For various reasons, many of us had an internship or had to begin a new job. We have all heard the stories about having to file paperwork or going to get the boss’s coffee, but I can say my internship has been nothing like that. As my time as the Social Work intern at the Hope and Healing Center & Institute comes to an end,…