7QT for Catholic Trauma Survivors 10Sep2021

Here’s me, doing my bit to participate weekly in Kelly’s Seven Quick Takes over at This Ain’t the Lyceum.

So here’s…

This Week’s Resources for Catholic Trauma Survivors

Takes. Best described as quick. Seven of them.

Are you blooming or maybe going into dormancy? Is one better than the other? Maybe it’s time to find your rut-busting Beatitude. Image: Unsplash
  1. I mean, surprise? Adverse childhood experiences can contribute to drug use.
  2. Gentleness is a virtue that tends to be in short supply in families affected by abuse and dysfunction. Catholic Mom’s Marlon De La Torre has a lovely piece on The Gentleness of Conversion.
  3. Here’s an interesting piece on boundaries: At what point does PTSD become an excuse for bad behavior?
  4. “‘The combination of negative emotions – exacerbated by stressors such as poverty, unresolved trauma and mental health issues — ‘leaves the home and enters the streets looking like violence,’ said Kennedy.” Read more at Catholic Philly’s piece on Data needed to find the core of rising violence in Philadelphia.
  5. “And, yet, even when we push kids out of school — or politicians out of office — they never really disappear. They still are a part of our communities, impacting others and themselves.” Read more at Disruptive students often facing challenges at home and communities deserve acts of reparative justice.
  6. Rejection is trauma. Catholic Mom’s Holly Novotny writes about Uniting Our Rejection With Christ’s.
  7. Ending with your weekly reminder that All Things New: Breaking the Cycle and Raising a Joyful Family is available for purchase. Already read your copy? Leave a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads, and don’t forget to link up with this month’s An Open Book from Carolyn Astfalk & Catholic Mom.

I’m trying to shy away from using the word “toxic” describe people and am loving using the more accurate and hopeful (I believe) immature to describe some people with harmful patterns of behavior. Thus, for this week’s media, here’s Dr. Les Carter.

And now go give Kelly and her 7QTs a look see!

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