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10 ways art therapy helps heal the effects of trauma
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In the United States, statistics show that 70 percent of adults have experienced some form of traumatic event during their lifetimes. Of these, 20 percent will go on to develop a disordered response to the trauma called post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD). According to the Mayo Clinic, PTSD is defined as: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is […]

Domestic violence: How abuse within the family affects children
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The kindergartner who witnessed her father regularly beat her mother grew up to be a victim of domestic violence in her own marriage. The 13-year-old boy who saw his dad repeatedly verbally abuse his mother exhibits acting out and aggressive behavior at school. He may grow up to treat his future spouse the same way, […]

Harmed, helpless and homeless: The plight of the victims of domestic abuse
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Imagine if you faced two options – to reside in the family residence and be beaten and abused or live on the streets, where chances are you could be attacked there, too. Women who are homeless are at greater risk for other types of violence, including sexual assault, according to Anne Menard, executive director of […]

Prevalence of PTSD in female victims of sexual abuse is 63 percent
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It is a well documented fact that about twice as many women as men suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). One reason for the disparity is due to fact that women are more likely to be the victims of domestic violence, abuse and rape. Sexual abuse is one prominent source of trauma which may lead […]

Effects of domestic violence are multifold
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To a passerby, this family appeared to be perfect; a mother and father out on a family outing, toting their two young children to the local fair. Anyone who saw them or knew them thought they were a normal, typical American family. But it was behind closed doors that the masks came off and a […]

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