Monday, July 23, 2018

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Indicators of Sexual Abuse – Child Matters

http://www.childmatters.org.nz/85/learn-about-child-abuse/recognise-the-signs/sexual-abuse There may also be indicators in a child’s behaviour that could indicate sexual abuse. Some examples of this in young children are: Age-inappropriate sexual play with toys, self, others Bizarre, sophisticated or unusual sexual knowledge Comments such as “I’ve got a secret”, or “I don’t like Uncle” Fire lighting by boys Fear of certain places eg

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Prison employees experience PTSD on par with Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180713/Prison-employees-experience-PTSD-on-par-with-war-veterans-study-finds.aspx Prison employees experience PTSD on par with Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, a new study from a Washington State University College of Nursing researcher found. Working conditions in a prison can include regular exposure to violence and trauma, and threats of harm to the workers and their families. Previous studies have

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Overlooked but Important Type D Personality

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201807/the-overlooked-important-type-d-personality The alphabetical list of personality types ends with the fourth category, named Type D for distressed. Individuals in this group are likely to be anxious, lonely, and perhaps even traumatized, all of which cause their mental health to suffer. These individuals may also be vulnerable to cardiovascular disease, but for

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Excitement and fear can look a lot alike

https://www.forbes.com/sites/briannawiest/2018/07/10/this-is-the-psychological-reason-why-some-people-are-so-hard-on-themselves/#6fcc8bf93f35 The psychological reason why some people are so hard on themselves isn't necessarily a matter of low self-esteem. It's more likely a product of the need for affect, which is the intensity at which people want to feel anything. Positive disintegration is often correlated with a higher degree of over-excitability,

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