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21
Sep

Bouncing Forward at TGW

One commonly-used definition of “resilience” is the ability to “bounce back” after disrupting events. However, doesn’t “bouncing forward” have a more dynamic energy? It implies that something has been learned during the disruption that carries you beyond where you were before. In all our projects we focus on bouncing forward…harnessing existing strengths and building on […]

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30
May

Contagion After Mass Shootings

The tragic mass shootings at the TOPS Friendly Market in Buffalo, NY and at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas show, once again, how contagious gun violence is in the United States. The burgeoning and often pernicious influence of social media has been found to be a causal factor which amplifies the exposure of the […]

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08
Apr

Genocide

  I took the photo on the right when I was in Rwanda. It was during the time of year  (April) when the entire country commemorates the 1994 Genocide Against Tutsis. It was a powerful experience to walk with people who had directly experienced the genocide. Many of the people I was there to work […]

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02
Sep

A Second Pandemic

The pandemic has challenged each of us in the most fundamental ways. Ways that are necessary for stability and security. It has challenged our sense of safety: how far should I stand from this person? Am I safe in this mask? Will I be able to pay for the essentials? It has challenged our need […]

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29
Dec

A New Year!

The arrival of a new year always encourages a review of the one that has just ended. And, there may never have been a year in the past several decades that posed so many challenges to our resilience! It has been extremely gratifying that Threshold GlobalWorks has been able to contribute to providing the Social […]

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16
Jul

Racialized Trauma

“History is not the past, it is the present.                                                             We carry our history with us. We are our history.”   James Baldwin The United States has […]

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04
May

See the 5 SRM Video Seminars for First Responders!

Not a day goes by that we don’t hear heartwrenching stories about the challenges faced by our dedicated first responders. Facing unprecedented life and death decisions the heroism they have displayed and the determination they have shown will never be forgotten. Many of us undoubtedly ask ourselves regularly, “Is there anything I can do to […]

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15
Apr

It Should Be No Surprise

The recent spate of articles in our newspapers and statements from government officials expressing surprise and sometimes bafflement about the higher rates of COVID-19 infection and deaths from it in communities of color reflects a major blind spot among many journalists and politicians. The United States of America was founded on what some have called […]

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08
Apr

SRM: A Strategy for Uncertainity

The pandemic that has swept the planet has brought us face to face with two of life’s most essential components, health and finances. Our coping strategies are stretched to the max…and in many families the ways of coping are not the same among family members. This can be an additional source of stress. Everyone is […]

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06
Nov

Building Resilience State By State

It is gratifying to watch awareness increasing about the importance of incorporating neuroscience-based and resiliency-oriented information into statewide policies, practices, and programs that are oriented to addressing trauma. I recently had a very enlivening experience during two days of presentations & consultation focused on child trauma for the State of Massachusetts Office of the Child […]

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