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Tips for a Restful Nights Sleep

“Sleep is the best medication” – Dalai Lama Many people have trouble sleeping at times. However, this is more likely to be a problem for individuals following a trauma, such as sexual abuse or sexual assault. Sleep problems following a trauma are often attributed to hyperarousal and safety concerns. The term hyperarousal refers to feeling keyed up, jittery, or always …

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2015 SANE/SART Training

PASAC is hosting an upcoming Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and Sexual Assault Response Team training in Paducah. This training provides a great educational opportunity for nurses, law enforcement officers, advocates, prosecutors, and others committed to providing comprehensive care and services to victims of sexual assault. This year’s Paducah training is scheduled for September 29th-October 2nd, 2015. Who should take this training? …

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Caring for the Caregiver

Child sexual abuse impacts both the child and their family system. Caregivers of children who have been sexually abused may experience a wide range of emotions following a child’s disclosure. Common reactions may include but are not limited to feeling shocked or numb, anger, disbelief, denial, hatred toward the offender, feelings of insignificance, guilt, shame, and betrayal. Every person is …

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You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone The tides are shifting.  No longer is it taboo to talk about being a victim of sexual violence.  It seems like every time one turns on the television, opens up the internet, or listens to the radio, there’s another story about someone experiencing sexual abuse.  From students at major colleges to celebrity icons to the children …

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iRecord Contest

PASAC is currently participating in a contest with iRecord. iRecord is a company that produces digital interview equipment for use by law enforcement and child advocacy centers, and they will be giving away a system worth over $10,000! As Western Kentucky’s child advocacy center, PASAC provides forensic interviews for children who are victims of child sexual abuse. Use of the iRecord Digital …

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Treating Trauma

Over the past several years, there has been a shift in the mental health and medical field on the views of how traumatic experiences impact individuals. Rather than looking at trauma as something that just affects one psychologically, we now know that both the short-term and long-term physical effects of trauma are astounding. From addiction and relationship problems to chronic …

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Children with Sexual Behavior Problems: What is normal and what is not?

Children with Sexual Behavior Problems: What is normal and what is not? Most people can recall a time where, as a child, you were curious about sexual development. It’s not uncommon for young children to engage in “doctor” play or ask questions about genital differences of the opposite sex. We’ve all heard children ask questions about sex and sexuality that …

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