This Harvard Medical School article reports, “The CDC statistics on abuse and violence in the United States are sobering. They report that one in four children experiences some sort of maltreatment (physical, sexual, or emotional abuse). One in four women has experienced domestic violence. In addition, one in five women and one in 71 men have experienced rape at some point in their lives — 12% of these women and 30% of these men were younger than 10 years old when they were raped. This means a very large number of people have experienced serious trauma at some point in their lives.”
This TEDx Talk: “The paradox of trauma-informed care | Vicky Kelly” provides an excellent look at what trauma means.
Last week at a training session — Trauma 101: Understanding Trauma, Resilience and Trauma-Informed Care — held at Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County (CAP), trainer Melanie Snyder shared that in Lancaster County the “1000th person trained thru RMO’s trauma trainings.”
This “Reversible Reversible Thinking film by Families Outside” is an incredibly powerful two-minute video.