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Trauma-Informed Care in Texas: Part II

“The greater a child’s terror, and the earlier it is experienced, the harder it becomes to develop a strong and healthy sense of self.” ― Nathaniel Branden To expand on some of the recent issues raised in postings on gender disparities in poverty and the effects of violence, TI offers a new series on trauma-informed care (TIC) and its use and promise in Texas. Trauma is generally defined as a deeply distressing or disturbing event, causing a sense of intense fear, terror and helplessness. TIC programs are those that incorporate knowledge of the impact of trauma and traumatic stress into policies and programs of systems of care, such as the child welfare system, schools, criminal justice systems and the healthcare system. The graphic displays TIC impacts at a Washington State high school:
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Trauma-Informed Care in Texas

“Often it isn’t the initiating trauma that creates seemingly insurmountable pain, but lack of support after.” –S. Kelley Harrell Building on recent postings’ themes of the health and social impacts…
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Texas Women in Poverty: Part II

“The cure for poverty has a name. It is called the empowerment of women.” –Christopher Hitchens This second and final posting on female poverty in Texas examines how female poverty…
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Texas Women in Poverty: Part I

This posting explores female poverty in Texas. It is the first part of a two-part look at how poverty affects women in our state, what it looks like in terms…
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Texas Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue: Part IV

“The problem here, for the most part, isn’t faulty guns or insufficient training. It’s dangerous people using guns effectively. The best approach to violence prevention is to zero in on…
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Texas Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue: Part II

Gun enthusiasts enjoy great freedoms in Texas. The state is known for firearm policies favoring gun ownership and the right for individuals to be armed in public. In fact, the…
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Texas Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue

Following the November 7, 2017 Sutherland Springs, Texas shooting, which resulted in 26 adults and children losing their lives, Texas Representatives Nevarez and Collier pushed for the state to address…
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Starving the Beast in Texas: Part IV

The Trump Administration has expressed its intention to tackle what they refer to as “welfare reform”. The administration seems to be including entitlements in this effort, which have not historically…
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