Winter 2014 Trauma Matters




In this issue:

  • Reflections on the Impact of the Sandy Hook School Shootings on How We Think About Children's Mental Health in Connecticut

  • Attuning to Attachment-Based Deficits

  • Trauma and Incarceration: An Opportunity for Treatment and Recovery?

  • Preparing for Stress

  • Professional Self-Care









Trauma and Incarceration: An Opportunity for Treatment and Recovery? by Steve Bistran, M.A.


For a quick but informative review of incarceration rates and some possible causes of high incarceration rates, check Wikipedia ( and search for “Incarceration in the United States” and “List of Countries by Incarceration Rate”.  Articles are continuously revised and updated.



 1Data for Connecticut may be found at:|

Preparing for Stress by Olivia Yetter, BA


Jamieson, J.P., Nock, M.K., & Mendes, W.B. (2012). Mind over matter: Reappraising arousal improves cardiovascular and cognitive responses to stress. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 141, 417-422.



Keller, A., Litzelman, K., Wisk, L., Maddox, T., Cheng, E.R., Creswell, P.D., and Witt, W.P. (2012).Does the Perception that Stress Affects Health Matter? The Association with Health and Mortality. Health Psychology,5, 677–684.



McGonigal, K. (2013). TED:Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend. TED Global 2013 [video], Retrieved from

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