trauma http://nhpr.org en Trauma Statistics Inform New Women's Prison Design http://nhpr.org/post/trauma-statistics-inform-new-womens-prison-design <p>While you’re binging on new episodes of Orange is The New Black this week, here in New Hampshire, architects are working with the Department of Corrections to design a real $38 million state prison for women.&nbsp;</p><p>And unlike most women’s prisons around the country, this 224-bed prison is being designed for the particular needs of women inmates.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 22:21:18 +0000 Emily Corwin 49765 at http://nhpr.org Trauma Statistics Inform New Women's Prison Design The Sometimes Positive Effects Of Trauma http://nhpr.org/post/sometimes-positive-effects-trauma <p>The number of&nbsp; shocking events over the past year is overwhelming &hellip; the Newtown school massacre; the Boston Marathon bombings; devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma.</p><p>Although the specifics of each catastrophe varies, media coverage adheres to a similar script involving communal resilience, collective support, and predictions of post-traumatic stress among victims and witnesses &ndash; even those thousands of miles away. In recent years, a small branch of positive psychology has been exploring the possibility that adversity can be a source of strength and wisdom. &nbsp;<strong>Mark Obbie </strong>recently <a href="http://www.psmag.com/health/upside-of-trauma-post-traumatic-growth-surviving-tragedy-59009/">wrote about post-traumatic growth for <em>Pacific Standard</em> magazine</a>.</p><p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 18:43:55 +0000 Virginia Prescott 31099 at http://nhpr.org The Sometimes Positive Effects Of Trauma The Contagiousness Of PTSD http://nhpr.org/post/contagiousness-ptsd <p>We spoke with <strong>Mac McClelland </strong>about the spread of the invisible disorder that somewhere between 100 and 300-thousand veterans brought back from war …trauma. “Secondary traumatic stress” does not have its own entry in the DSM, and is often called compassion fatigue, a more euphemistic title. Sufferers experience PTSD symptoms, but are often faced with even more hurtles than veterans when seeking help. The important difference people see between the victims of PTSD and secondary traumatic stress is that the latter’s trauma was not originally their own. <strong>Mac McClelland</strong> wrote an <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/01/ptsd-epidemic-military-vets-families">article for Mother Jones’ </a>about the phenomenon of secondary traumatic stress and its affect on the families of returned soldiers. She’s also working on a book about PTSD. Thu, 30 May 2013 13:34:51 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28487 at http://nhpr.org The Contagiousness Of PTSD Zero-Tolerance Suspended At Struggling High School http://nhpr.org/post/zero-tolerance-suspended-struggling-high-school <p>Lincoln High School in Washington State tries a new approach to discipline.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 15:47:51 +0000 Virginia Prescott 4546 at http://nhpr.org Zero-Tolerance Suspended At Struggling High School