Layering Trauma – Martha Ramos Duffer

trauma-blogFAMILY DETENTION AND THE WOMEN & CHILDREN FLEEING FOR THEIR LIVES

This is a featured article from TAASA’s Summer 2015 Newsletter, authored by Dr. Martha Ramos Duffer of Quantum Possibilities.

We use the term trauma to describe the cognitive, emotional, and physical changes that occur when someone survives an event that shatters their world.

A traumatic event threatens the physical or psychological survival of a person and changes what they had come to know about themselves, others, and/or the world around them. When a person’s relationship to themselves, others, being tortured, raped, assaulted, beaten, and controlled by men in gangs … Full Article

Press Release: Sexual Violence, Immigration and Family Detention Facilities

TAASA hosts meeting to discuss sexual violence, immigration and family detention facilities

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Date: July 10, 2015

Contacts:             

Rose Luna – Communications Program Director – TAASA – (512) 659-8065

Chris Kaiser – Staff Attorney – TAASA – (512) 740-1317

Austin, TX – Today the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) will host sexual assault, domestic violence, and immigration advocates to discuss the issue of detained women and children in Texas. Family detention centers have been the topic of conversation amongst human rights, legal, and immigration advocates. A detention center in Texas captured national attention as allegations of sexual abuse surfaced.  “Allegations of sexual abuse while in confinement are particularly alarming, but we’re also … Full Article