Posts Tagged: trauma

Providence House helps women thrive after the trauma of domestic violence

When most people think of domestic violence, they tend to imagine blood, bruises, and broken bones. After all, those are the cases likelier to make the headlines.
But for Sydney, her marriage was a nightmare that left no physical scars. Her husband was a “narcissistic psychopath,” …

Q&A: Creative Arts Therapy helping children heal

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton’s Providence House Domestic Violence Services is an organization that offers a wide array of services for victims of domestic violence, free of charge. One of these programs is PALS, which stands for Peace: A Learned Solution. It offers creative arts …

Providence House-Domestic Violence Services: Finding life lessons after surviving trauma

GS Moore thought separating from her abusive husband would end the violence she had endured at his hands for years.
But then she told him she wanted a divorce.
“It triggered something in him, and he became progressively more aggressive,” she said, recounting abuse that escalated to …

Q&A: How to spot childhood trauma and vicarious trauma

As a therapist who counsels children recovering from sexual abuse and other traumas, Melissa Boege hears terrible things every day.
“It’s really difficult to not take it home with you,” she said.
But Boege, who works at Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton’s Family Growth program in Red …

Catholic Charities assisting separated immigrant families

Six families separated under President Trump’s controversial immigration policy earlier this year now are receiving services from Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton.
Immigration agents separated the families, comprising about 20 people including children from toddlers to teens, when they crossed the U.S. border last spring seeking …

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