Delivering Trauma informed Care. Let’s face it, many addiction centers don’t “do” trauma. However, as Carolyn Baird points out at this year’s CCSAD, 90% of public mental health clients in substance abuse programs have been exposed to trauma, most have experienced multiple trauma, and most homeless with SMI have experienced severe physical and sexual abuse.Continue reading Identify Trauma in Substance Abuse
International families find it difficult to get the help they need for their loved ones at home in their own countries. Let’s face it: The US has “the market share” of education & therapeutic options. No other country has the sheer numbers of private schools and university options here in the US, or the vastContinue reading “London Calling”
After recently placing a client at The Meadows, it was good to tour the facilities which now includes Remuda Ranch for eating disorders (seen left). My longtime friend Patty Evans, along with psychiatrist Steve Brokway and Executive Director Sean Walsh were there to meet and greet, and give us the good news about The Meadows’Continue reading Late August tour: “The Meadows”
What a busy two weeks. In visiting two great programs in Tennessee, OnSite and Cumberland Heights, Nashville only got sweeter with resources for individuals and families. Recovery from trauma or addiction is different, and yet largely the same. It takes time, and nurturing from an experienced staff. It also takes humor & community. Now, OnSite’sContinue reading August Highlights: Cumberland Heights & OnSite
Anyone who is a parent at this time in life knows that parenting is a dying art. Perhaps that sounds cruel, however consider the following: 1) More kids spend far more time on the internet than talking to their parents about “their problems”, 2) kids spend by far more money on themselves using their parentsContinue reading HELP!!!! I’M A PARENT WITH A KID WHO DOESN’T CARE!!!