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Month: November 2015

The Vicarious Trauma of Pro-Life Advocates on the Front Lines

The Vicarious Trauma of Pro-Life Advocates on the Front Lines

                                       by Kevin Burke, MSS When we hear of vicarious trauma, we often think of first responders; the brave men and women who serve as firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and police officers. There is a growing awareness of the importance of caring for these public servants after their exposure to traumatic events and loss.  This is especially important after repeated exposure to accidents, violence, injury, loss of life, and other tragedy. While a single traumatic event…

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A Rising Tide of Grief: The Hidden Abortion Pain of Grandparents

A Rising Tide of Grief: The Hidden Abortion Pain of Grandparents

  Donna Gardner is the Respect Life ministry coordinator for the Diocese of Palm Beach.  Donna and fellow Rachel’s Vineyard leaders from around the world participated in an internet based seminar from the Silent No More Awareness Campaign on the Shockwaves of Abortion. The Shockwaves of Abortion is a year-long initiative with focus each month on the varied population groups impacted by the Shockwaves of Abortion; mothers and fathers, grandparents, siblings, family and friends, as well as the abortion clinic workers and abortionists themselves….

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