In the Trauma awareness conversation in June, the most challenging social media conversations were:
- What kind of trauma has the indigenous community in Canada endured due to the loss of so many of their children?
- How did the indigenous communities mourn their lost children, community and culture?
- Has there been reparation activities and conversations directed at healing the indigenous communities?
The Role of Community in Trauma Resilience and Healing is so complex, it is impossible to capture in one post. Below I break drown the list Adverse Community Environments in a story. The story describes how members of society embed trauma in a community.
I was once once told a story of a primary school teacher who encouraged and supported an alcoholic father to stop paying school fees for his children. Continue reading
I have made no secret of the fact that I grew up with an alcoholic father. This means that the entire family, yes, including the extended family, was a maze of enabling behaviors. My childhood was almost entirely lost to this phenomena – which makes me very attentive when someone mentions ACEs.