Parenting with PTSD: The Impact of Childhood Abuse on Parenting October 12, 2017 marks the release of Parenting with PTSD, a book for parenting survivors of childhood abuse, their families; as well as, medical, mental health, family support, and direct-care human service providers. Parenting when you have experienced childhood abuse can feel like walking … Continue reading Parenting with PTSD Press Release
#FacesOfPTSD – Because Not All Wars are Fought on the Battlefield
#FacesOfPTSD is a social media campaign that focuses on survivors of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and interpersonal violence who are living with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Despite evidence that non-combat related trauma is a leading cause of PTSD, online search engine results will lead you to believe otherwise. The #FacesOfPTSD campaign aims to change that, but we need survivors to participate … Continue reading #FacesOfPTSD – Because Not All Wars are Fought on the Battlefield
Survivors Empowering Survivors: Laura Parrott Perry
The Survivors Empowering Survivors series features inspiring people who are using their trauma history to help others heal. Today we are proud to feature the work of Laura Parrott Perry of Say It, Survivor. Tell us a little bit about who you are, and the work that you do My name is Laura Parrott … Continue reading Survivors Empowering Survivors: Laura Parrott Perry
Hijacked by PTSD
written by Joyelle Brandt Anxiety hijacked my day today. It showed up out of the blue this morning, this frantic, anxious feeling that hounded me all day. Usually I can identify a trigger that brought on an attack like this, but not this time. It occurs to me now that maybe I spent all this … Continue reading Hijacked by PTSD
Why Aren’t Trauma Survivors Warned That Parenthood May Be a PTSD Trigger?
by Dawn White Daum For many survivors of childhood abuse, symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may re-occur, or never arise, until they become a parent. A significant number of parenting survivors do not recognize the increased depression, anxiety or onset of flashbacks as symptoms of PTSD, weaving in and out their journey to raise … Continue reading Why Aren’t Trauma Survivors Warned That Parenthood May Be a PTSD Trigger?