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Caregivers Checklist

You’ve probably already realized that as you carry out your caregiver responsibilities, you need a lot of pertinent information about the person you are caring for. Some information you already know and carry around in your head; maybe you’ve known each other your whole life and possibly even lived together for many years. But putting down in one place all those details makes it very handy for you to quickly access information when you need it. AARP CHECKLIST FOR CAREGIVERS

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What is Childhood Trauma?

Childhood trauma can be caused by any situation perceived by the child as frightening and/or overwhelming, and during which the child feels scared and helpless.  This situation is often just a one-time event, such as an injury or a natural disaster. But it could also be a long-term ongoing stress, such as physical, sexual, or verbal abuse, neglect, exposure to domestic violence, or chronic illness.  All such events have a potential to bring on symptoms of emotional and psychological trauma....

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Abuse, emotional neglect, and toxic stress can have a devastating effect on children brain.

According to child development experts who warn of an emerging phenomenon of ''toxic stress'' in young people who have experienced prolonged trauma. In a state of constant alert, the child's ''fight or flight'' stress response goes into overdrive, causing physiological changes to the architecture of the brain. The results can be catastrophic. As cell growth is impaired and the formation of healthy neural circuits is disrupted, the child struggles to regulate emotions. "We're already seeing it now, with major problems...

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Enhance Childhood Trauma Recovery

8 Strategies For Effective Trauma Recovery  | by Denisa Millette 1. Full Psychological Evaluation – It is crucial that you and/or your child receive a full psychological or trauma evaluation, consisting of a clinical interview and a full clinical testing battery to determine correct diagnoses and assessment of your current emotional, behavioral, and cognitive functioning as well as your treatment needs.Many individuals are misdiagnosed and prescribed psychotropic medication based on a brief survey or an interview with a pediatrician or a...

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Colon Cancer Benefit Gala

Reaching Clarity Foundation, 1st Annual Colon Cancer Awareness Benefit Gala, was a success. As we danced under the enchanting blue stars, in spirit we lifted up colon cancer warriors all over the globe. Reaching Clarity goes BLUE in March and October to help encourage and support colon cancer warriors. To see some of our memorable photos from the benefit, please visit our Facebook page.

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