Showing posts from May, 2015

Would you know how to lead your community out of Crisis?

If the Eustis Bombing happened last Monday, would you know how to lead your community out of Crisis?

The plot to attack the Eustis Police Department, several local churches and a youth camp was uncovered last week and saved countless lives. But if the bombing attack had occurred are you certified to lead in a crisis? Would you know how to respond?

Did you know only those trained and certified in crisis response are allowed to work on the scene of a disaster? If a School Shooting, Suicide, Bombing, Hurricane, Tornado, Fire, Flood, Car Fatality, Co-worker Suicide, Terrorist Attack or Airline Crash happened in Lake County would you know what to do to help someone?If you were at the scene of a community shooting or disaster would you know what to do?

Would you know what to say to protect that person from developing PTSD? Would you know what do to protect yourself or those you care…

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Sexual Abuse

By: Cara Griffin-Locker

PTSDis an anxiety disorder that develops after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. PTSD is most commonly associated with those who have served in the war. However, PTSD can also be found in those who have suffered from sexual abuse. PTSD and sexual abuse are both sinister types of trauma that can affect anyone at any age from childhood to adult and often plays off the shame it instills in the victims. Victims of childhood sexual abuse are often too young to know how to vocalize or express concern, emotions or the need to seek help. Left untreated, PTSD can lead to depression, anxiety and a lifetime of agony.
In the U. S. Alone, one out of three females and one out of five males have been victims of sexual abuse before the age of 18 years.The trauma that results from sexual abuse is a syndrome that affects not just the victim and their family, but all of our society. Sexual abuse, molestation and rape a…