by Wanda Sanchez, award-winning author of Love Letters from the Edge Words mean something, people. We all know this. It’s hard to describe the measure of pain that words can inflict in the deepest part of our souls. As dramatic as that sentence sounds, I wish it weren’t true. Dr. Philip R. Muskin, professor of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
How Do People with PTSD Feel? Shelly Beach & Wanda Sanchez PTSDPerspectives ©2017 Having PTSD makes you feel like never you’re never safe. Having PTSD makes you want to hide any time anyone looks at you. You want to live in the dark, be invisible, and protect yourself from being noticed, because if you’re noticed, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Wanda and I are privileged to be presenting PTSD in the Prison at the Renew 2015 Impact Summit for Correctional Workers this June in Wheaton, Illinois. This international event includes hundreds of professional and volunteer correctional workers from around the globe. Our session offers training for those interested in creating trauma-informed care in their outreach efforts.Continue Reading... No Comments.
The following article was written by Beth Dalbey, on staff with The Patch. It contains valuable information about PTSI and campsites in Michigan that offer fireworks-free camping for the 4th of July for vets. Read the entire article here. The Fourth of July holiday is still a month and a half away, but it’s not […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Human trafficking. There just isn’t a way to make those two words OK when they’re used together. In the global community, innumerable women, children and even men are bought and sold like cattle for the purpose of catering to the sick whims and twisted wishes of a certain population. These modern day slaves are forced […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Several months ago, I accompanied my good friend Wanda for an eye exam. During the procedure, the doctor shined very bright lights into her eyes. In one second, the adult Wanda “went away.” The lights triggered a trauma response rooted in an unknown event in her past. The trigger was one Wanda had never experienced […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.
My apologies for the tech problems and posts that came through without the infographic. This is a powerful visual, and I’m glad I finally got it right. My apologies for the inconvenience. — ShellyContinue Reading... No Comments.
The following infographic is distributed by onlinemilitaryeducation.org, a non-government, privately sponsored military educational and GI bill resource.Continue Reading... No Comments.
This morning I hit the road with my friend Wanda to drive to Colorado Springs, where I’m scheduled to tape two radio programs with Focus on the Family on Monday–one show with Jim Daly and the other with Susie Larson and Greg Smalley. For the past two days, Wanda and I have been monitoring reports […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Today’s blog is offered to us by friend and colleague Jolene Philo, author of A Different Dream for My Child and A Different Dream Parenting. The original post can be found at The Friendship Circle, which offers special needs resources for parents and educators. No one wants the words “post-traumatic stress disorder” and “children” to appear in the same […]Continue Reading... No Comments.