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“The Sanctuary Model”

20 Feb


Consider this one-stop shopping for educating yourself about the multitudinous psychological, neurological, emotional, physical, behavioral, interpersonal, intergenerational, and societal effects of trauma resulting from abuse, particularly domestic violence and childhood sexual abuse. Their website describes the Sanctuary Model as “a theory-based, trauma-informed, evidence-supported, whole culture approach that has a clear and structured methodology for creating or changing an organizational culture” and goes on to define a concept called “safety culture” as a model for treating trauma that works to provide four levels of safety: physical safety, psychological safety, social safety, and moral safety.


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“What to Do If You Were Sexually Molested As a Child” –Excellent Article

16 Feb

Read this. Read it even if you’ve spent years discussing and working on your trauma.

I highly recommend exploring the whole blog. I don’t agree with absolutely everything the author says, and I do wish that he or she would put up a page about him/herself (I’m inclined to believe the author is female, but I could be wrong). BUT I have found helpful information and insights in every article I’ve read on it. This one is especially good, in part because it advises you about what you should look for, and look out for, when treating your trauma–psychiatrists and therapists can mess you up more if they don’t know their business. I learned this the hard way when my shrink pushed desensitization therapy too quickly and I ended up agoraphobic and paralyzed by panic attacks and dissociation for an entire summer.


“Attachment and the Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma” by Laura K. Kerr

6 Feb

Attachment and the Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma

Last one, I promise, but if you have a family history of trauma I urge you to give this a look.

“Sexual Abuse and Mental Health Sequelae” by Anita H. Clayton

3 Feb


This article blew my mind. It looks at the relationship between childhood sexual abuse and the development of mental illness, as well as the risks of revictimization. I highly recommend it.

“Tracking Down the Footprints of Bipolar Disorder” by Jennifer A. Phillips

3 Feb

“Tracking Down the Footprints of Bipolar Disorder” by Jennifer A. Phillips

An excellent article discussing the roots of bipolar disorder, including PTSD.

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