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Karen .M. Gonzalez

Trauma Informed Parent Educator

"Helping hurting families heal from traumatic experiences"


A place where you can gain awareness, education, and support on domestic violence and trauma.

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Is it possible to heal?

Posted by helpinghandsagainstdv. on January 25, 2019 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (1)

Is it possible to heal after a traumatic experience? many times we feel like it's not even a choice. The good news is that we have the ability within ourselves to overvome and heal. You can bloom where you are planted right now. By recognizing that you are affected by trauma and seeking help for it, your life begins to pieces itself back together. Most of us don't realize that we are being affected by trauma ( toxic stress) and live our daily lives in fear and panic. Going to a professional can help us unwrap the phases and stages of trauma. You are worth taking the time to heal and finding joy in your journey." target="_blank">http://" target="_blank">http://

What is trauma?

Posted by helpinghandsagainstdv. on January 24, 2018 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (2)

What is trauma ( toxic stress)?

It is a physical, emotional, and spiritual reaction due to an interpretation of a life event that overwhelms the capacity to cope. Having hidden pain manifest in our behavior.

Hurt people, hurt people.Those who are victims of such things live, with recurring memories of what they witnessed.It infects their sleep, destroys their relationships and their capacity to work, torments their emotions, shatters their faith and mutilates hope.

The wounds of trauma are not visible; their effects are.These wounds of the soul and spirit torment more than one in seven people around the world. When these things happened in our childhood ( Aces) it can hinder us as adults. In order to help someone else, I must first understand my own trauma. Have you experienced trauma?

Understanding Trauma (Toxic stress) Who is a trauma survivor? A trauma survivor is a person that has been through a traumatic event as a child or adult.

Survivors experience physical reaction to trauma called triggers. Our body memories trigger the brain into (survival mode) a place where you fight, freeze or run away. Certain smells, pictures, sounds, people, places and life events can be a trigger.

Events that can cause a trauma reaction to the brain.• Divorce• Death in family• New birth• Transitions (moving)• Domestic Violence• Natural disaster• Accident• War.

This information is not meant to treat or diagnose. It is simply education and research to help you understand some of the reactions of trauma.

If you are in need of support or education I would love to help you. Send mean email