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Category: Trauma

What is Trauma and How is it Treated?

Trauma is an emotional response to a distressing event. Distressful events and/or violence continues to manifest in new ways culturally and with each new generation. DSM-5 defines trauma as an exposure to an actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual...

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What is EMDR?

EMDR is the popular acronym for the treatment modality called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Francine Shapiro developed it over 40 years ago and was originally created to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  EMDR is an evidence-based...

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Signs of PTSD in Children

How Does PTSD Affect Children? Recognizing the signs of PTSD in children is particularly important to understand. Undoubtedly, all children may experience stressful events in life impacting their feelings, thinking processes, and behaviors. However, children who...

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What is Generational Trauma?

What is generational trauma? One of the most exciting moments of a person’s life is finding out you are going to be a parent. The possibilities! The fun! Learning how to relate to a young human. Then, doubt creeps in. At HopeNation, we recognize that many traumas are...

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