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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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17
Jul

Humans at Our Best and Worst: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

We are living in a world of divisiveness that can be depleting or energizing depending on upon who your brain decides is part of “your group.” Do the words “who your brain decides” seem odd to you? The fact is that our brains shape who is “in” and who is “out” way before our conscious […]

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14
Nov

We Need Each Other: Building the Resilience of Systems

  We are social creatures. We grow inside another individual and hear the intonation and accents of the people around us before we are even born. We bring our socially-dependent selves into the world where our social world continues to exert a powerful impact on every aspect of our development. The potency of social relationships […]

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04
Jul

What is Health Literacy and Why Do We Need to Know About It?

The term “health literacy” attracted my attention a couple of years ago when I was reading some work by the World Health Organization (WHO). The definition they were using for this concept of health literacy included not only having information about health and ways to access services but also having skills. Whenever I see “skills” […]

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19
Sep

Correction Officer Wellness: A Critical Challenge

I am recently back from giving a presentation on “Stress, Trauma, and Suicide” for the National Symposium on Correctional Worker Health in Saint Louis. The topic is a grim one and the statistics on correction officer suicide are daunting. Some studies show that corrections staff have rates of PTSD several times higher than combat veterans. […]

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12
Jul

Operation Ceasefire Detroit

It is a sad but true fact that many youth in our largest cities do not expect to live beyond their early twenties. These are youth who are caught up in gang-related dynamics in which even a perceived slight or semblance of disrespect can set in place a process of violent retribution. In one community […]

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05
Jan

2017 Individual and Institutional Resilience: Start the New Year Right

At Threshold GlobalWorks we are excited about the work that lies ahead in 2017 and are dedicated to making a difference in the United States and globally. In today’s highly networked and demanding, often under-resourced environments, increasing rates of burn-out, secondary traumatization, demoralization, and staff attrition, as well as depletion of physical  well-being, often characterize […]

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