Scars: What Lies Beneath Physical Abuse

March 26th, 2019 // // Tags: , , , , , , ,

“A child that’s being abused doesn’t stop loving its parents, it stops loving itself.”  As young people come into the Claudia Black Young Adult Center with addictions,...

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Scars: What Lies Beneath Sexual Trauma

February 27th, 2019 // // Tags: , , , , ,

Leah, 21, presents herself as shy and pleasant, yet has a history of multiple relationships with abusive men, a history of cutting and most recently made a...

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Scars: What Lies Beneath

February 13th, 2019 // // Tags: , , , , , , ,

Complicated Grief and Loss As Sandra was growing up, her mother experienced multiple hospitalizations for metastasized cancer and died when Sandra was 12. Sandra didn’t really understand...

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Living The Meadows Model

January 23rd, 2019 // // Tags: , , , , , , ,

Nancy Minister, Workshop Facilitator at The Meadows, discusses the Meadows Model in our newest blog. The Meadows Model is incorporated into all of The Meadows family of...

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What is Child Abuse and Why Does Child Abuse Still Matter in Adulthood?

April 19th, 2018 // // Tags: , ,

The Meadows specializes in treating trauma.  Abuse is one form of trauma.  Often times, childhood trauma that occurred because of child abuse is overlooked as a core...

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Childhood Abuse Is More Prevalent Than You Think

April 16th, 2018 // // Tags: , ,

It is estimated that each year three million cases of child abuse are reported to authorities in the United States (source: Childhelp.org). Childhood abuse comes in many...

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Childhood Abuse Is More Prevalent Than You Think

April 16th, 2018 // // Tags: , ,

It is estimated that each year three million cases of child abuse are reported to authorities in the United States (source: Childhelp.org). Childhood abuse comes in many...

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Adopted Children Often Face Mental Health Struggles as Young Adults

May 30th, 2017 // // Tags: , , , , ,

By GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC Adoption is a delicate process that comes with many different considerations. The relationship between an adopted child and his or her adopted parents...

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The Complex Trauma Survivor Faces a Lifetime’s Worth of Bullying

February 27th, 2017 // // Tags: , , , ,

By Shahida Arabi, M.A., Author “Many abused children cling to the hope that growing up will bring escape and freedom. But the personality formed in the environment...

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All of the Feels: Accepting the Gifts of Emotion

February 16th, 2017 // // Tags: , , ,

By Brenna Gonzales, MS, LPC, Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows Therapist In our culture, we are taught that certain feelings are off limits. There is a...

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