Trauma http://wesa.fm en Ways to Help Young People Cope with Traumatic Events http://wesa.fm/post/ways-help-young-people-cope-traumatic-events <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the wake of the violent attacks at Franklin Regional High School, students and staff at the school have begun the process of coping with the traumatic event. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For young people this can be a particularly difficult journey. The Center for Victims is a </span><a href="http://www.centerforvictims.org/Services/VictimServices.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;">victim advocacy</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> group which offers support for those affected by violence. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Diane </span>Dahm<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is director of prevention education and outreach and </span>Toya<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Jones is a trauma therapist with the center. They explained how important it is to maintain a child's sense of normalcy&nbsp;while still keeping alert to any possible </span><a href="http://www.wpahs.org/specialties/center-traumatic-stress-children-and-adolescents" style="line-height: 1.5;">signs of trauma</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:01:53 +0000 Katherine Blackley 27353 at http://wesa.fm Ways to Help Young People Cope with Traumatic Events First-Of-Its-Kind Medical Trial To Place Patients Between Life and Death http://wesa.fm/post/first-its-kind-medical-trial-place-patients-between-life-and-death <p></p><p>Last week, the trauma center at UPMC Presbyterian began a medical trial using critically injured gunshot and knife wound patients. It’s similar to suspended animation, but surgeons are calling it Emergency Preservation and Resuscitation.</p><p>The patients will not quite be alive, but they also won't quite be dead.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:28:51 +0000 Erika Beras 27149 at http://wesa.fm How Treating Trauma in Refugees Has Evolved http://wesa.fm/post/how-treating-trauma-refugees-has-evolved <p></p><p></p><p>Dr. Richard Mollica, the director of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma at Massachusetts General Hospital, has spent the last three decades working with refugees. This week, he was in Pittsburgh for a conference and sat down to speak about refugees and trauma with 90.5 WESA’s Erika Beras. This is part of the interview.</p><p>On how the work he has done has changed since the early '80s:</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Erika Beras 25815 at http://wesa.fm How to Talk to Kids About Traumatic Events http://wesa.fm/post/how-talk-kids-about-traumatic-events <p>For children who have seen the images of death and destruction and have heard the heartbreaking stories surrounding Monday’s terrorist attacks in Boston, there may be a lot of confusion and fear. They may wonder if they are safe, if their caregivers are safe and how this will affect their daily lives.</p><p>Jeff Magill, Project Coordinator for Emergency Management at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at UPMC, said children’s responses will vary according to their age and the perspective in which they have been exposed.</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 18:04:09 +0000 Erika Beras 7943 at http://wesa.fm