Category: Trauma Resilient Communities

Why Team Building Through a Trauma-Informed Lens?
Many of my working hours I am either actively team building, learning about team building, or even just thinking about team building–and I kind of loathe the phrase. Regularly, the [...]
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The Cost of Caring: Compassion Fatigue and the Helping Professions
Every career comes with some personal risks. People in construction are at risk of injuring their back muscles, people who type all day are at risk of developing inflammation in [...]
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The Messy, Beautiful Work of Living Out Sanctuary
At Crossnore we learn and live and work through the Sanctuary Model of care. This model informs how we interact with everyone we come into contact with from students to [...]
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How Childhood Trauma Impacts Development
Creating a Family Podcast invited Brett Loftis, Crossnore's CEO, and Dr. Dawn O'Malley, Senior Director of Clinical Services, to a discussion of how trauma impacts a child's development.
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Engaging our Survival Brain
I spend a significant amount of my working hours on our aerial adventure park or our Aerial Teams Course (ATC), exploring and guiding people through personal and group experiential programs. [...]
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Unbroken Families: Helping Children Facing Divorce or Separation
The reality of our world today is that most children in America no longer live in a household with their married, biological parents, or what has historically been labeled a [...]
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The Meaning & Importance of True Self-Care
If self-care consisted only of bubble baths, we would all be in trouble. Let’s not get things twisted - a bubble bath may very well be the vital self-care that [...]
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Re-Writing Old Scripts
In 2019 there were 17,039 children placed in foster care in the state of North Carolina - a number that has been steadily increasing every year over the last decade. [...]
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Resilience is My Gain
In 1985, Dr. Vincent Felitti wanted to know why his obesity clinic had a 50% dropout rate, and when he looked closely, those that were leaving were actually losing weight. [...]
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Learning to H.A.L.T during the Pandemic
Early 2020 we probably didn’t know what the word “Pandemic” even meant. For that matter, I don’t think I’d ever used the words “unprecedented” or “Zoom”, or said the phrase [...]
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