What is stress? A physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease causation 3 Types of Stress Eustress: bursts of energy that helps get things done; loss of car keys Distress: Occurs for short time, takes over life, causes disruption Traumatic Stress: Result of catastrophic […]

 Child Abuse Prevention   According to the Children’s Bureau 2019 Maltreatment Report, approximately 2 million children received prevention services in 2019. Approximately 1.3 million children received post-response services (such as family preservation, family support, or foster care) because of needs discovered during an investigation or alternative response. During Federal fiscal year 2019, fewer than one-quarter […]

What is alcohol use disorder? A chronic disease characterized by uncontrolled drinking and preoccupation with alcohol.  Symptoms include a strong need or urge to use alcohol. Those with alcohol use disorder may have problems controlling their drinking, continue to use alcohol even when it causes problems, or have withdrawal symptoms when they rapidly decrease or […]

So, what are adjustment disorders? Adjustment disorders are characterized by mild to moderate impairment and can often be felt as depression and/ or anxiety, feeling hopeless, crying, worrying also more physical symptoms such as headaches and stomach aches. In children and adolescents these symptoms can also include acting out, being more clingy and more irritable […]

PTSD also known as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is a psychological disorder that happens when one has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. Traumatic events include: a serious accident, war/combat, rape, natural disaster, a terrorist act, threatened with death, sexual violence, or serious injury.   There are four main categories for PTSD symptoms, however, they can vary […]