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Understanding Cultural Competence and Becoming an Antiracist Therapist

In a society that is warped and damaged by racism and inequality, behavioral health professionals need to have a strong understanding of cul...
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Transforming Organizations to Embrace Trauma-Informed Care

How do we know if we are on the right path to providing trauma-informed care?  Research shows us that trauma is present in almost every age,...
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What is Toxic Stress?

We all experience stress at some times in our lives. And not all stress is bad for us. However, some kinds of stress can be overwhelming and...
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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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