Where practitioners once used psychological, emotional, and behavioral terms to diagnose the effects of trauma, there is now scientific evidence of altered brain functioning due to early abuse and neglect.
Liz Tomka and Andrea Simari of our education program talk about how to work in the classroom with students impacted by trauma and adversity.
Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, of the Trauma Center in Boston, outlines a series of perspectives and initiatives for treating complex trauma among adolescents.
We talked with Nikki who is an art therapist at our Craft Cottage and how it’s helped our girls.
In celebration of National Junk Food Day we at Mercy Home are celebrating by recommending some healthy alternatives to junk food.
Every July 4th, our country celebrates Independence Day by remembering our history and those who fought for our freedom. Here at Mercy Home, we work with our kids every day on skills that will enable them to become more independent in their own lives.
Listen to Mercy Home coworkers Emily Neal & Daniel Nelson discuss why youth violence seems to be on the rise and how you can be part of the solution.
Early trauma can affect brain develop, leading to future violence.
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