Our own Dr. DiBlasio, as well as two additional members of The Safety Team were delighted to be interviewed on two international podcasts: Notice That and Beyond Trauma. These podcasts featured The Safety Team’s trauma informed programs for both violence prevention and trauma recovery–all of which are based upon the latest advancements in the fields of neuroscience and trauma recovery and integrate the mind and body to facilitate healing.
Host Melissa Benintendi, an EMDR trainer ... Continue Reading →
We are delighted to announce two new additions to our team of highly skilled licensed mental health professionals:
Genna Durante, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist-doctorate who specializes in the care and treatment of children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Durante’s approach focuses on helping young people to bring their lives into balance, and she works frequently with youth experiencing anxiety, OCD, adjustment issues, impulsivity, social problems, life transitions, behavioral challenges, special healthcare needs, and sleep disturbances. Dr. Durante believes that children communicate ... Continue Reading →
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As the seasons are changing, it can be an important time to reflect on the topic of change. It is true that all humans, throughout the course of their lifetime, experience change. Change can be positive in that it often leads to an end of result of growth, adaptation, and confidence; while, it can also be an extremely challenging adjustment to a new reality. As adults, we often acquire a skill set gained with years ...
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This Tedx video is truly inspirational. Cross-country skier Janine Shepherd hoped for an Olympic medal — until she was hit by a truck during a training bike ride. She shares a powerful story about the human potential for recovery. Her message: you are not your body, and giving up old dreams can allow new ones to soar.
Some of my favorite quotes from her speech:
“It wasn’t until I let go of the life that I ... Continue Reading →
Here is a contribution from an educator, friend and community member, Jennifer Coccetti. She reminds us of the importance of persistence, and shows us how the support of others can help us get through even the toughest of times. Her story also highlights the many lessons and gifts that come from our most difficult journeys. Thank you, Jen, for your inspirational story.
Two years ago, I began my journey. It all started with a bad case of the stomach flu ... Continue Reading →
“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”—Anais Nin
Perspective. It alters everything.
I have this sad, heavy heart feeling as my daughter returns to college for the remainder of her spring semester. As I clean up the house, I can’t help but smile, thinking of how I will miss seeing her coat hanging over the dining room chair (no use for a closet!) and her belongings strewn across the couch. I like the tidiness of the ... Continue Reading →