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Can Trauma Help You Grow?

Can Trauma Help You Grow?

Studies show that many trauma survivors experience some form of post-traumatic growth—a psychological phenomenon in which trauma deepens life’s meaning. Credit Illustration by Wesley Allsbrook

Studies show that many trauma survivors experience some form of post-traumatic growth—a psychological phenomenon in which trauma deepens life’s meaning.
Credit Illustration by Wesley Allsbrook

When I tell people that I had a brother who was kidnapped and murdered, I’m often asked how my parents survived. I was only four when Jon died, so for a long time I had the same question. My family suffered an unfathomable loss. Yet I grew up as free as most kids in the nineteen-seventies: my friends and I biked around town for hours, losing ourselves in the woods, the lakes, the arcades, with no cell phones to find us. When I finally had children of my own, I wondered more than ever how my mom and dad had done it. How had they found the strength not only to survive but to let me go?…

 

CDEMA and FAO collaborate on livelihoods resilience programme for Caribbean SIDS

The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is hosting a regional workshop to formulate a FAO livelihoods resilience programme for the Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The workshop is being held from 22-23 March, 2016 at the Kapok Hotel in Trinidad and Tobago. Participants including scientists, disaster managers and agricultural specialists are working together to collate and share good practices in…

 

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