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Africa / The Green String Network
« on: April 11, 2021, 05:15:56 PM »
Green String Network developed the Well-being and Resilience (WebR) Framework which draws on the fields of neurobiology, psychology, restorative justice, conflict transformation, peacebuilding, and traditional practices

The WebR Framework expands practices related to trauma, justice, peacebuilding, spirituality and security and shows the importance of integrating these concepts into the personal, community, structural and societal levels.

The framework examines how historical injustices and their present manifestations through the lens of trauma and identifies the mechanisms for the transmission of historical trauma: legacies and aftermaths. These are the beliefs and structures responsible for transmitting trauma responses and circumstances between generations.


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United States / The Battered Women’s Justice Project
« on: March 21, 2021, 04:18:53 PM »
The Battered Women’s Justice Project BWJP is is the the national resource center in the US on civil and criminal justice responses to intimate partner violence (IPV).

BWIP provides "technical assistance and training to professionals engaged in these systems: advocates, civil attorneys, judges and related court personnel, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, probation officers, batterers intervention program staff, and defense attorneys; as well as to policymakers, the media, and victims, including incarcerated victims, and their families and friends. BWJP also assists tribal personnel who fulfill equivalent positions in their respective institutional responses to IPV."

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Canada / CAN - ON Ottawa: Trauma Informed Ottawa
« on: February 21, 2021, 06:11:59 PM »
Trauma Informed Ottawa - "is a city-wide collaborative network aimed at preventing the impacts of adverse experiences on children, adults and families. We work in partnership with service providers, individuals with lived experiences and families to promote trauma informed practices across all systems of care.... We are a group of psychotherapists, social justice advocates and community professionals with extensive years of experience working with diverse and racialized communities."

Wow, every community needs an organization (or two or three) like this - bravo TIO!

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Eating Issues / Insight into My CPTSD and Addiction to Food
« on: February 19, 2021, 05:50:04 PM »
I posted this in the Addiction/Self-medicating subforum, but think it’s useful here also because it resonated for me about why I smoked and drank and then when I gave those up, turned to food.

“Just reading Gabor Mate's book "In the realm of Hungry Ghosts" and loved something he said to one of his patients:

What you said about hating yourself and feeling sorry for yourself.  What if you were to replace your harsh judgements with some genuine curiosity about why you do what you do? What if you use drugs because you're afraid that you can't bear the pain without them? You have every reason to feel hurt after all you've been through.  It's not a matter of [messing] up, you just haven't found any other way to cope.”

When I think about my addiction to food (I only realized this past year or so that's what it is), I feel like I can say out loud my “dirty little secret” I've kept hidden from myself for decades.

If I give up comforting myself with food I don't think I'll be able to bear the pain of my existence. 

Now that I'm not keeping this a secret from myself I can also ask other questions: "Why am I in so much pain? Why can't I comfort myself except with addictive behaviours/substances.  If I give up this last thing -- (over)eating food -- what will I replace it with?  How do I comfort myself in a healthy way?"

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Introductory Post / Instructions for Uploading an Avatar
« on: February 17, 2021, 07:05:00 PM »
Here are the instructions regarding how to upload an avatar to your profile.  Note that the limit for images is 65 x 65 pixels.

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New Members / What's in a Name Part 2
« on: January 31, 2021, 06:08:36 PM »
It's fun/interesting to hear why members chose the username they did for OOTS so if you're willing to share that with us, please post here.  :)

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Going Low/No Contact with Abusers / Please Read Before Posting
« on: January 22, 2021, 04:56:18 PM »
Please note that this forum is only for survivors of relational trauma with CPTSD (versus family, friends, etc).

There are many resources here to help you understand relational trauma and Complex PTSD but we ask you to understand that we cannot/should not comment on your relationship with a survivor.  We recommend instead that you read up on CPTSD and then engage a family counselor or mental health professional to help you and your loved one deal with any effects of trauma on your relationship. 

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Employment / Please Read Before Posting
« on: January 22, 2021, 04:54:58 PM »
Please note that this forum is only for survivors of relational trauma with CPTSD (versus family, friends, etc).

There are many resources here to help you understand relational trauma and Complex PTSD but we ask you to understand that we cannot/should not comment on your relationship with a survivor.  We recommend instead that you read up on CPTSD and then engage a family counselor or mental health professional to help you and your loved one deal with any effects of trauma on your relationship. 

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Professionals (GPs/Therapists/Lawyers...) / Please Read Before Posting
« on: January 22, 2021, 04:53:37 PM »
Please note that this forum is only for survivors of relational trauma with CPTSD (versus family, friends, etc).

There are many resources here to help you understand relational trauma and Complex PTSD but we ask you to understand that we cannot/should not comment on your relationship with a survivor.  We recommend instead that you read up on CPTSD and then engage a family counselor or mental health professional to help you and your loved one deal with any effects of trauma on your relationship. 

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Friends / Please Read Before Posting
« on: January 22, 2021, 04:52:35 PM »
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There are many resources here to help you understand relational trauma and Complex PTSD but we ask you to understand that we cannot/should not comment on your relationship with a survivor.  We recommend instead that you read up on CPTSD and then engage a family counselor or mental health professional to help you and your loved one deal with any effects of trauma on your relationship. 

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Parenting (Children, Teens & Adult Children) / Please Read Before Posting
« on: January 22, 2021, 04:51:42 PM »
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There are many resources here to help you understand relational trauma and Complex PTSD but we ask you to understand that we cannot/should not comment on your relationship with a survivor.  We recommend instead that you read up on CPTSD and then engage a family counselor or mental health professional to help you and your loved one deal with any effects of trauma on your relationship. 

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Dating; Marriage/Divorce; In-Laws / Please Read Before Posting
« on: January 22, 2021, 04:50:38 PM »
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There are many resources here to help you understand relational trauma and Complex PTSD but we ask you to understand that we cannot/should not comment on your relationship with a survivor.  We recommend instead that you read up on CPTSD and then engage a family counselor or mental health professional to help you and your loved one deal with any effects of trauma on your relationship. 

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Family of Origin (FOO) / Please Read Before Posting
« on: January 22, 2021, 04:49:33 PM »
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There are many resources here to help you understand relational trauma and Complex PTSD but we ask you to understand that we cannot/should not comment on your relationship with a survivor.  We recommend instead that you read up on CPTSD and then engage a family counselor or mental health professional to help you and your loved one deal with any effects of trauma on your relationship. 

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General Discussion / Please Read before Posting
« on: January 22, 2021, 04:48:30 PM »
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