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|Good for the Women or the Children?
Editors note: Dealing with Child
Protective Services (CPS)
Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPVA)
present an ongoing challenge in the IPVA
community. On the one hand, stripping the
children away from an abused mother just adds
more abuse to her. On the other hand, leaving
the children in a home where the perpetrator
continues to abuse the mother sets the stage
for child abuse as well as teaching the child
that violence among couples is OK.
Changing the way we view and fund
treatment in abused families
Domestic violence affects all of us -- in our
bodies, our emotions, our relationships and
our children. To effectively tackle the
impact of domestic
violence, it must be addressed as a serious
family problem -- not as a "women's" problem. ...
here to read the article...
Writing for Wellness--Story by Story
Whether you are a survivor of trauma or abuse
or a professional supporting survivors, you
no doubt have many, many stories to tell.
Perhaps you have thought, "I should write a
book." Or friends and family have said, "You
need to write a book!"
Either way, make the leap from talking
stories to writing stories by joining us in
Half Moon Bay, CA, this coming June,
September, and November
From the course announcement:
Save 6/20, 6/21, 9/26, or 11/21, 2008 to
attend a one-day workshop at
Cameron's Inn at The Outback. 1410 S.
Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay, CA. Choose
to attend whichever day works best in your
schedule or elect to attend more than one day to
experience the same material with new writing
exercises and a different
group of attendees.
Each workshop covers much of the same
material. At the same time, the nature of
the workshop changes each time depending on
the attendees present and the questions and
concerns put forth by the attendees. Past
attendees who have attended more than one
workshop report having an even richer
experience in subsequent workshops.
The $95.00 fee includes lunch and writing
When you attend one of these workshops, you
will become a Creekside Communications
Seminar alumni and this affords you the
opportunity to attend future events at
significantly lowered rates.
|Submit Your Request for Online Presentations Regarding Health After Trauma
Today's widespread access to the World Wide
Web affords us with the opportunity to attend
lectures and seminars without ever leaving
home. In the near future, the Health After
Trauma project of Creekside Communications
will be offering such presentations that you
can participate in during the time of the
Please let us know what topics you would like
covered in these sessions. Each presentation
will present 20 to 30 minutes of material
followed by a question-and-answer period.
If your suggestion for a topic is selected,
you will receive a free copy of Dr T's eBook,
WellWriting® for Health After Trauma and Abuse.
P.S. You can suggest more than one topic.
|NY Times Features Screening for Abuse
The issue of health professionals screening
for domestic violence made the NY Times last
week. Dr. Erin Marcus, in her Tuesday, May 20,
2008 article about screening, notes that in a
recent nationwide survey of nearly 5,000
women "only 7 percent said a health
professional had ever asked them about
domestic or family violence."
In light of this, I want to salute the good
folks at Jacobi Medical Center in New York
who hosted the 10th Annual Warren Wetzel, MD,
Trauma / Emergency Medicine Symposium. Six
days before this article by Dr. Marcus
appeared in the NY
Times, I had the good fortune to participate
in the Jacobi symposium and presented a talk on "Taking Aim at Intimate Partner Violence
Kudos to conference planners Sheldon H.
Teperman, MD, and Janet Cucuzzo, RN, for
including a presentation on intimate partner
domestic abuse in their outstanding program.
|Wait: Don't Leave Yet
Time for a little chuckle or
Tough times call for unique
When the local navy recruiting station failed
to make its quota for a few months running,
local brass gathered for a brainstorming
"We need to think out of the
box," one said.
"Yes, and be a little
far out to draw attention," replied
"Not only that, we need to
find a new recruit that will make others
want to join," chimed yet another.
From Dr T and Creekside Communications
April was a great month for us. We hosted two
WellWriting workshops that proved to be quite
successful. You can read about them and what
our attendees had to say about their
experience by clicking
here and clicking
As you will see in this eZine, more workshops
are planned for the future. Grab a sweater
and head on out to beautiful Half Moon Bay to
We are planning to do online presentations in
the future. Please send us your
suggestions. As noted in one of the articles
in this eZine--you might even win a prize.
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