“He took my lunch money!” is one of the last things you ever want to hear from your child. However, these days it’s more like “That person put an embarrassing picture of me on Snapchat!”. Yes bullying has definitely adapted to modern technology but is bullying just a phase? Guest author Jibron Kazi, a health marketing expert from Access in Vancouver, gives some insight into bulling. Continue reading “Bullying in the Workplace” »
Shield Child Protection System (ShieldCPS) – and the Paradigm Shift
Processes and systems beset with bureaucracy, funding and political constraints have for decades provided barriers to efficient identification – and effective mitigation of abuse and neglect for our children. We know this! Continue reading “Say “No More!” to Abuse & Neglect for Our Children” »
Some 1 in 12 young people aged between 8 and 19 self-harm. Rates in the UK are among the highest in Europe with 1 in 15 young people between the ages of 12 and 19 reporting self-harm in their past or present. (Mental Health Foundation Report 2006) Our guest author, Nic (Editor at MumsNet Suffolk) covers the subject of self-harm, the power of the internet and how do parents protect their children from negative influence. Continue reading “Self-Harm, Parents and the Internet” »
In client collaborations around psychological distress, one cause is often attributable to the experience of bullying in the person’s earlier life. I have seen the effects from age 11 – to over 60.
I ask, is it inevitable that the residual, harmful effects of abusive events must define our present moment – and therefore our future?
When others choose to deliberately cause harm and distress, the power around whether they succeed lies within us.
Malevolent in their actions and intent, ‘Trolls‘, or as I will coin them, ‘flies‘, and the results of their actions are a growing and regular news item – which of course suits their need for being validated – and perhaps helps them feel they are of some perverse value. Continue reading “Emotionally Distressed? We get to choose. (We really do!)” »