Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) increase the risk for many difficulties later in life.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/think-act-be/201803/why-cant-i-get-over-my-painful-childhood Countless studies have shown that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) increase the risk for many difficulties later in life. One of the best-studied adult outcomes in the context of ACEs is depression. In his recent review, psychologist Richard Liu concluded ACEs make adult depression twice as likely, and more likely to recur.

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You can clone the look of the dog, but you can’t clone the soul.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/canine-corner/201803/live-love-live-again-barbra-streisands-cloned-dogs As a psychologist, I wonder about the possibility that there is something about cloning that seems to cast a negative pallor on attempts to keep a dog with certain desired characteristics. Perhaps all of those science fiction movies involving clones being used for evil is responsible for our feelings that

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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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Survive Depression

http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2018/03/02/six-ways-to-beat-loneliness-when-depression-occurs.html 1. Read a book, watch a movie or TV series Sometimes when life feels too difficult, we can seek temporary escapes in books, movies, or TV series that are familiar to us. Reading or watching a show that explains every detail about the thinking process, emotions, and situation we are going

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Sexual abuse in South Korea

http://www.atimes.com/article/metoo-movement-engulfs-south-korea-storm-sexual-abuse-allegations/ Moon can hardly have been prepared for what was to follow: One of the rising political stars in his party – smart; eloquent; good-looking; widely viewed as a presidential candidate in 2022 – fell spectacularly. Ahn Hee-hung, governor of South Chungcheong Province, was publically accused by his secretary, Kim Jie-eun,

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U.K. Council staff considered abused children as “prostitutes” instead of victims

Over a 40-year period, children as young as 11 are reported to have been targeted by sexual predators who drugged, beat and raped them. An investigation by the Sunday Mirror found allegations dating back to the 1980s, with many cases mishandled by authorities and a number of perpetrators going unpunished. Council staff

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