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Emily Sznitka

Secondary Trauma: How it Impacts the Human Service Field

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is classified as a condition of persistent mental and emotional stress as a result of an injury or severe psychological shock. The person experiencing PTSD typically recalls the event in vivid recall, and often even has dreams replaying the event over again…

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Emily Sznitka

Holiday Blues

The holidays can be a magical and exciting time for children as family get-togethers begin, receiving presents, and making memories with loved ones. However, for others, it can be a particularly blue time of the year as holidays can bring feelings of sadness, anxiousness, and loss…

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Emily Sznitka

Tinder and Risk to Youth

Tinder is basically a free dating app that matches people based off of several different factors. These include age, location and mutual friends and interests. If you come across a person you’re interested in, you swipe right. Until june of 2016, Tinder’s age requirement was only 13+. Since then, they have changed it to 18+….

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Emily Sznitka

Trauma-Informed Schools

As a new school year begins, it is important for school administrators, teachers, and staff to be aware of the number of students who are impacted by trauma. As adolescents and teens spend the majority of their time within their schools throughout the year, school personnel are at the front line of recognizing the symptoms of trauma in their students…

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Emily Sznitka

Larry Nassar’s Predation and Mandated Reporting

Larry Nassar, a former USA gymnastics physician and Michigan State employee, molested an unprecedented amount of children that were under his “care”. Practicing for nearly 40 years, Nassar was able to use the guise of medical treatment to get his victims alone, often inviting them to his house for one-on-one sessions…

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Emily Sznitka

Human Trafficking: THE FACTS

Below is a story of a Metro Detroit sex trafficking survivor who believes more protection is needed for kids in every neighborhood to combat the issue of human trafficking in our communities. According to WXYZ Detroit, Flores is a survivor of human trafficking….

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Emily Sznitka

What is Emotional Abuse?

People always talk about the psychological effects that physical abuse can have on a person but what about emotional abuse? Let’s start off with what emotional abuse is exactly….

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Emily Sznitka

Treating Trauma in Children

Child abuse, regardless of severity, can have a long-lasting, negative impact on a child, which is why early intervention is such an important part of what the Child Advocacy Center does. Untreated trauma can create many problems for children as they grow up…

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Emily Sznitka

How to Combat Victim Blaming

Lately, on social media, in the news and in our communities there has been an increase in awareness and encouragement of survivors sharing their stories of abuse. For instance, the #MeToo movement. These stories have propelled a rise to action, however, there is still much work to be done going forward.

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CHEERS FOR CHILDREN

Our event has been postponed to Sept. 25, 2020. Thank you for your understanding and support, we are so grateful that our community does whatever it takes to keep our children safe.