The Consortium Speaks

The Connecticut Women's Consortium Blog

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Working as a Team: The ABC’s of Co-Parenting

Parenting, as we know, is a full‑time job — and then some. Co‑parenting, whether planned or due to divorce or separation, can sometimes seem...
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Reimagining Mental Health Care by Focusing on Psychosocial Interventions

Psychosocial interventions — or psychosocial treatments — are various ways of addressing a person’s mental health challenges by looking at t...
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The Promise of Restorative Justice

When someone commits a crime that does harm to another person or community, something is broken that needs to be healed.
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A Trauma-Informed Approach to Youth Mental Health Issues

Behavioral health professionals are working on the front lines of a youth mental health crisis as we cope with the stress, trauma, and losse...
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Liberation Psychology as a Counter Force to the Trauma of Oppression

Can liberation psychology help people heal from community trauma? This groundbreaking interdisciplinary approach to psychology shows great p...
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Legacy Burdens: What We Inherit from Our Ancestors

Humans are complicated. We all have unique strengths and challenges. We are shaped by our environment, our circumstances, and our communitie...
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Helping LGTBQIA+ People Heal from Trauma with EMDR Therapy

How can moving our eyes from left to right in a therapy session reframe traumatic memories to become positive? Many behavioral health profes...
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Principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

There are plenty of reasons for people to feel anxious, worried, and upset these days. Just take a look at the news. But too many people’s b...
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Normalizing Screening for Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate partner violence (IPV), also known as domestic violence, is a serious issue for millions of people in the US.  The Centers for Dise...
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The Importance of Conversations About Race in Clinical Practice

When it comes to race, saying nothing is saying something. Race, racism, and inequality penetrate every facet of our society, so ignoring th...
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