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Trauma training for helping professionals to focus on resilience, not tragedy

An epic Middle East heat wave could be global warming’s hellish curtain-raiser

Iraqis jump off the ruins of an old building into the Tigris River to beat the heat in Baghdad on Aug. 1. The temperature in Baghdad reached 117 degrees. (Ali Abdul Hassan/AP)

Iraqis jump off the ruins of an old building into the Tigris River to beat the heat in Baghdad on Aug. 1. The temperature in Baghdad reached 117 degrees. (Ali Abdul Hassan/AP)

Record-shattering temperatures this summer have scorched countries from Morocco to Saudi Arabia and beyond, as climate experts warn that the severe weather could be a harbinger of worse to come.  In coming decades, U.N. officials and climate scientists predict that the region’s mushrooming populations will face extreme water scarcity, temperatures almost too hot for human survival and other consequences of global warming.  If that happens, conflicts and refugee crises far greater than those now underway are probable, said Adel Abdellatif, a senior adviser at the U.N. Development Program’s Regional…

 

Trauma training for helping professionals to focus on resilience, not tragedy

A former probation officer and forensic psychologist, Jill Ann Anderson has experienced her share of workplace trauma. At first she thought that the stress she was experiencing from bearing witness to her clients’ traumatic stories was just part of her job, but when strain started to seep into her personal life, she knew something had to change.  “I always had a passion for psychology and criminal justice,” Anderson said. “I loved my work, I loved helping others, but after a few years, it took a toll.”  For Anderson, the toll manifested itself in feeling overwhelmed, fearful, cynical and guilty. Going to work started to feel like a chore, and the naturally compassionate Anderson found herself beginning to feel hardened to her clients’ cases….

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