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PTSD and Women

Categories: Other
In the public’s eye, military men are the sole sufferers of PTSD. Statistically, though, women are more than twice as likely to develop PTSD than men (10% for women and 4% for men). There are a few reasons women might get PTSD more than men: Women are more likely to experience sexual assault. Sexual assault …

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Categories: Seniors
Every year an estimated 5 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Experts believe that for every reported case of elder abuse or neglect, as many as 23.5 cases go unreported. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), observed on June 15th, is an opportunity to take action to protect seniors by …

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Signs of PTSD

Categories: Other
After a traumatic event, most people have harsh memories. For many people, the effects of the event fade over time. But for others, the memories, thoughts and feelings don’t go away – even months or years after the event is over. For those with PTSD, each day can become a struggle as they face secondary …

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Father’s Day

Categories: Child Welfare
“Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone really special to be a DAD” Leading up to Father’s Day is important time to thank all biological or adoptive dads, who through their involvement and example, have been instrumental figures in children. Children whose fathers are high involved with them in a positive way do …

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Staff Spotlight: Reia Tobias

Categories: Other
Reia Tobias is the Lead Diagnostic Assessment Clinician at Family Matters of Greater Washington. She is originally from Trinidad & Tobago and graduated from the University of Connecticut. Her philosophy is that thoughts control your feelings and actions. Reia’s source of happiness is her kids. When Reia isn’t working, she enjoys working out and nature …

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