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Trauma and Healing

Dignity, Respect and Accountability in Free Food Distribution

Jul 28, 2022

The COVID crisis has resulted in more people needing help with food. In response to the increased demand, it has been heartening to see well-meaning people setting up new free food options. However, some of those providing free food are doing so in a way that disrespects and demeans those to whom they are giving the food, as shared through the personal experiences of members of Witnesses to Hunger, New Haven.

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A Positive Note

Jan 05, 2022

In this post, Network member Heidi shares her reflection on how joining the Building Wealth and Health Network impacted her life by allowing her the opportunity to focus on herself, her emotions, and her relationships. Because of the Network, she is no longer a shaken soda, ready to explode.

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Dec 10, 2021

Motivation to make true change in our lives must come from an internal source. For staff member Sherita, that motivation comes from envisioning the life that she wants to make for herself and her family.

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A Look at Collective Trauma and Collective Healing

Jul 07, 2021

Trauma-informed care is becoming more of a priority for organizations around the country. Taking this work even further, organizations need to address their staff and clients' collective trauma by creating collective healing spaces that resist re-traumatization and also hold themselves and institutions accountable for harm caused.

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The Price of Trauma

Jun 28, 2021

Intergenerational trauma has long-lasting impacts. Poverty, abuse, and addiction have life-long effects. For most, the cost of trauma is too much to bear. But naming that trauma can lessen that load and put you on the road to healing.

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Widowhood and Trauma

Jun 22, 2021

Losing a spouse is a pain like no other. That is why it is so important to offer resources and support to build the resilience of those who have lost their closest love.

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What is Resilience?

Jun 04, 2021

Resilience is the ability to bounce back and recover after a traumatic experience. Understanding what it means for you and developing tools to support you in tough times are key to resilience.

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