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June 6, 2022

Dad Power: Combatting Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Childhood is a delicate and formative time, and children need loving, nurturing environments in order to develop and flourish. Unfortunately, many children experience various forms of adversity and trauma, which research shows can have long-term negative effects on development. Thankfully, there are factors that can mitigate the effects of adverse childhood experiences, and parents, particularly fathers, can play a big part in these protective measures.

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April 28, 2020

Childhood Sexual Trauma and Adult Sex Addiction: Is There a Connection?

Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, shape our beliefs and behaviors as adults. So, it’s no surprise that sexual trauma or abuse experienced as a child would carry over into adult life.

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April 19, 2018

What Is Child Abuse and Why Does It Still Matter in Adulthood?

By Dr. Georgia Fourlas, LCSW, LISAC, CSAT-S Dr. Georgia Fourlas, LCSW, LISAC, CSAT-S Clinical Director of Workshops, Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows Abuse is one form of trauma, and The Meadows specializes in treating trauma. Often, childhood […]

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April 16, 2018

Childhood Abuse Is More Prevalent Than You Think

It is estimated that each year three million cases of child abuse are reported to authorities in the United States (source: Childhelp.org). Childhood abuse comes in many forms and can be anything from physical abuse, sexual […]

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