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    When Caring Causes Emotional Stress

    Is there such a thing as being weary of caring? According to DSM5, the manual used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, this is a reality that can occur in people who work with, listen to, and try to help children and adults who have been traumatized, particularly when the caregiver […]

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    Media Savvy in the age of “Fake News”

    Nearly every day we hear the term “fake news” whether used in the political context, or increasingly, through social media platforms. Whether you find this disturbing or not, one thing has been proven: lies and falsehoods spread much more rapidly than the truth. So say researchers at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) who studied news […]

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    Women and The Vote

    By Wednesday, we should have a good idea of the gains women made in the history of American politics – it’s the day after the 2018 mid-term elections. Some of us recall when 1992 was termed “The Year of the Woman” during election season, as more women were elected to Congress than ever before. This […]

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    Women at Ground Zero: Honoring the Women Heroes of 9/11, A Reflection

    Twelve years ago today (September 11, 2006), Chrysalis marked the 5th anniversary of one of the most horrific days our country had experienced: 9/11. For any American, these numbers bring back devastating sights and sounds we experienced when nearly 3,000 people died during terrorist attacks at the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, U.S. […]

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    Women’s Equality Day

    Yesterday marked the 98th anniversary of Women’s Equality Day, which is the celebration of women winning the right to vote.  2018 is projected to be a significant year for women running for office, so it is particularly important to understand the importance of voting as a key civil right. Women have long outnumbered men in […]

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    Review: The Great American Lie

    As we gear up for a remarkable presentation from Tiffany Shlain, our 2018 INSPIRED Event speaker, we are learning how important film can be in shifting our awareness of the world around us – both positively and negatively. Shlain’s studies in character and curiosity encourage us to think broadly and differently about how we perceive […]

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    Culture Shift: Dealing with Toxic Masculinity

    The world bombards us with destructive and confusing messages about how we should behave, what we should look like, and what emotions we are allowed to have. More often than not, these stereotypes are based on gender: those identifying as male are seem as being strong, aggressive, and unemotional while those identifying as female typified […]

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    Compassion: Antidote to Toxic Stress

    Watching or listening to the news has become more difficult lately, particularly as we see friends, family, or even strangers suffer. This likely has implications for many professions (physicians, first responders, caregivers), but everyone can become distressed, even burned out, when witnessing the pain of others. But new work out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison […]

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    Preventing Suicidal Ideation and Attempt through Chrysalis After-School

    A report released in May reported a significant rise in the number of school-age children and teens thinking of, or actually attempting suicide. An estimated 2 million teens attempt suicide annually, and 15 die every day. According to a study released this week by the American Academy of Pediatrics, from 2008 to 2015, the number […]

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    As Housing Costs Rise, Women Face Increased Barriers to Obtaining Home Ownership

    Recent information from the Pew Charitable Trusts confirm what we are hearing from the nonprofit sector: the high cost of home rental leaves most families out of homeownership. After the 2007-09 recession more households are termed “rent burdened” spending more than 30% of their pre-tax income on housing. In fact, Census Bureau data shares that […]

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