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Trauma Matters


First published in 2002, Trauma Matters is a quarterly publication dedicated to the dissemination of information on trauma and best-practices in trauma-informed care. For questions about Trauma Matters or if you would like to submit an article for publication, please contact our Editor, Alana Valdez,

Trauma Matters Summer 2023

Inside this issue:

Turning Pain Into Purpose
Featured Resource: Yin Yoga and Mental Health by Tracey Meyers 
Spoken Work Artist; Brandon Leake 
Ask the experts: An Interview with Wednesdae Reim Ifrach (they/them) REAT, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPC, NCC, CLAT, LCMHC, LPCC
Why Images Matter: Using Art Therapy in a Trauma-Informed Setting 


Trauma Matters Spring 2023

Inside this issue:

Problem Gambling: A Leading Risk Factor for Suicide and the Impact on Active Military & Veterans 
Featured Resource: Gambling-Specific Blocking Software
Gambling Prevalence in CT's Correctional Population
Gambling Considerations in the Asian American & Pacific Islander Population
Ask the Experts: An Interview with Michelle Malkin, JD, PhD


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Trauma Matters Winter 2023

Trauma & Problem Gambling:
Letter From the Editor 
The Intersection Between
Gaming and Gambling 
Featured Resource: the Naadgs Podcast 
Voluntary Self-exclusion
Behind the Screen: CT Helpline for Gambling Harm 
Treatment for Gambling
Disorders Using a Novel Mobile app 
Ask the Experts: An Interview With Barbara Kalpin 

Trauma Matters Fall 2022

Inside this issue:

Intimate Partner Violence:
A Public Health Crisis
Featured Resource:
CTSTRONGER & NIH Emotional Wellness Toolkit
The Impact of Trauma on Breastfeeding Disparities for Black Mothers
Ask the Experts: An Interview with Tammy Sneed


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