trauma

Dreamstime
John McDevitt
March 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Officials hope the new arts and crafts program at 25 correctional facilities in Pennsylvania will help children feel more comfortable when visiting an incarcerated parent. Coloring books, markers, paper and other craft supplies are purchased and controlled by the...
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Tatiana Mitchell
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Cherri Gregg
February 21, 2019 - 6:00 am
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — For Tatiana Mitchell , helping others is personal. "I've been through the fire," she said. Mitchell founded the #NoBrakes organization, which fosters resilience and a "keep-going-despite-the-odds" spirit in her native city of Camden. " 'No brakes' means no matter the...
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Flashpoint
December 14, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A Philadelphia-based therapist will hold a town hall session to treat trauma in the same neighborhood where an eight-year-old boy was struck in the face by a stray bullet. "Trauma impacts people in so many different ways," said Ronald Crawford, a mental health...
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Dreamstime
November 21, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — According to research from the University of Vermont, trauma experienced in childhood can be psychologically carried into adulthood. The effects can range from small...
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Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell (right) discusses parameters of the Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program (IRRP).
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Steve Tawa
November 13, 2018 - 4:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's independent compensation program for victims of clergy abuse has begun to provide support for survivors. Members on the panel for the Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program (IRRP) will begin to hear claims, regardless of...
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Hundreds of protesters rally against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Sept. 24, 2018. They protested for a #BelieveSurvivors Walkout against Kavanaugh, who has been accused by at least two women of sexual assault.
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Kim Glovas
September 25, 2018 - 4:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — From the accusations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, to Bill Cosby's sentence of three to 10 years in state prison Tuesday for aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand, they highlight the impact the #MeToo movement has...
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From far left: Kempis Songster, co-founder of The Redemption Project; Chantay Love, founder of Every Murder is Real (EMIR) Healing Center; and Ted Corbin, co-creator of Healing Hurt People at Drexel University.
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Flashpoint
September 09, 2018 - 2:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about healing communities following trauma. Homicides are up about 6 percent in Philadelphia, and there have been more than 800 shootings citywide this year. But...
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Dreamstime
Kim Glovas
July 23, 2018 - 3:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — More than 450 people have gathered for Thomas Jefferson University's second annual Philadelphia Trauma Training Conference. This year, the focus of the three-day event in East Falls is on preventing childhood trauma. People from across the country and some from...
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Protester Melissa Houtte holds her sign while Sen. Bill Nelson and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz address the media after being denied access to visit the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children on June 19, 2018 in Homestead, Fla.
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Kim Glovas
June 19, 2018 - 5:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A local expert on trauma said the Trump administration's separation policy on illegal immigrants is harmful, especially to the children. Jeanne Felter, director of community and trauma counseling at Jefferson University, said she agrees with Colleen Kraft, director of...
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Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
June 06, 2018 - 4:04 pm
WEST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A mental health care treatment program for military vets is being launched in Philadelphia. Headstrong was founded six years ago by three combat veterans who wanted to get help for those who served in the military post-9/11 who were struggling with post-traumatic...
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