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A Recap of What We’ve Done So Far

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While “” is just getting off the ground, we’ve published some incredible articles so far. Let’s take a second and recap all the Trauma Lines blog posts up until this point.

(12/31/09) “Prevention: An Emerging Frontier in Mental Health“: is a short exploration into how prevention is becoming a powerful strategy to preserve mental health:

“Major strides have been taken to predetermine which individuals are more susceptible to post-traumatic stress. Unfortunately, mental health professionals, like Dr. Robert Heinssen of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), will reluctantly tell you that they don’t quite have stress risk predictions completely figured out.”

Click here to continue reading ‘Prevention.’

(12/29/09) “Notes from the Field,” written by Francois de la Roche, is a first-hand story of how one CTR’s career progressed right alongside his industry’s care for their members:

“In the early 1980’s, when I started international relief work, we were still accepting hand-written reports, unless you brought along a portable typewriter as part of your personal kit. Cellular telephones didn’t exist, so if you were in an isolated field post, you depended on your high-frequency radio for contact with head quarters and the outside world. Living conditions varied widely, in most cases, where the work needed to be done, living conditions could be primitive, or as I recall with fondness “rustic.” We lived, ate and shared the life of the local population — including local problems as well as larger geo-political challenges affecting the communities we were serving.”

Click here to continue reading ‘Notes.’

(12/24/09) “A Father’s Journey from a Daughter’s Perspective,” written by Deborah Donnelly, is the story of a Holocaust survivor’s “never ending road of healing” told through his daughter’s eyes:

“There is a name for who I am: a “2G.”  A “2G” means that my parents are Holocaust survivors. It was an eye opening experience for me when I found out that there was a label that both describes and has come to define a significant aspect of my belief system. It has become my passion to strive to accept people for who they are, and never tolerate, but fight against genocide, ethnic cleansing and the like.”

Click here to continue reading ‘A Father’s Journey.’

Readers: Leave us a comment; let us know how we’re doing so far!


Written by traumalines

January 7, 2010 at 3:16 pm

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  1. I have been blogging about the Bessel van der Kolk : Frontiers of Trauma release workshop in Lenox, MA.

    If you are interested in reading it, this is my blog:

    Raymond Bokenkamp

    January 10, 2010 at 6:49 am

    • Raymond,

      Thanks for commenting and sharing your blog! I look forward to reading your posts. Perhaps we can exchange blogrolls — please let me know if you’re interested.

      Tim Manni


      January 10, 2010 at 3:13 pm

  2. Tim,

    That sounds great I just added your site to our blogroll.

    In addition, I would be interested in posting one of the articles from the Van der Kolk workshop I attended on your blog as well if you are interested.


    –Raymond Bokenkamp
    My blog
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    Raymond Bokenkamp

    January 11, 2010 at 7:58 am

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