“Trauma and our responses to it cannot be understood outside the context of human relationships… The most traumatic aspects of all disasters involve the shattering of human connections. And this is especially true for children…”
-Bruce Perry, MD
As Valentine’s Day approaches, love and connecting with the ones we love is on the forefront of many people’s minds. Here is an amazing article by Dr. Ilene, describing the vital importance of having a supportive and loving community to promote the most optimal healing following a disaster. Dr. Ilene is a psychotherapist and published author who obtained her Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University.
As we spend time connecting with our loved ones this Valentine’s Day, let us reflect on the power of love and how it can assist in healing those impacted by disasters.