Urban realities Roughly 3,500 American troops were killed during eight years of combat in Iraq, and over the same period, 3,113 people were killed on the streets of Philadelphia – a statistic mirrored in many American cities. In the city of Atlanta, 50% of inner city residents reported knowing a victim of murder. Victims of trauma […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The call comes in the middle of the night. A tragic accident. Suicide. The betrayal and devastation of domestic violence. Sexual assault. In one stunning moment, your friend, colleague, church member, or loved one’s life has changed forever. And they’re turning to you for help. What do you do? It can be difficult to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
One of my trauma triggers is the sound of gunfire. The man who assaulted me when I was a young woman threatened to take my life if I screamed or fought. I still experience an exaggerated startle response because a “stuck” part of me is still waiting for a gun to fire and my life […]Continue Reading... No Comments.