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Reactions to Big T and Little t Trauma

by Gina Torre, Rollins College Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate Student There are various traumatic events that can be experienced which can cause our brain to send obstructive messages that keep the body in constant protection mode long after a traumatic experience is over.  Because our body is designed to protect us during stressful events, Read More…

Mother of a Victim Blog

by Wanda, Mother of a VSC client When my daughter was little, whenever she was afflicted by illness or injury, my heart would grieve because I could not bear her suffering. Broken bones and sky-high fevers could not have prepared me for that dark day in September when the torment of not being able to Read More…

May Mental Health Blog

by: Andrea O’Neill, Rollins College Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate Student As April showers give way to May flowers, we begin to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month. This is a great opportunity to take the time to evaluate where you are with your inner self. A mental health check-in can be done at any time Read More…

The Value of Volunteering at the Victim Service Center

by Erin Hanson, PhD, Research Assistant Professor at the Nation Center for Forensic Science (UCF) and VSC Volunteer For the past several years I have been a Research Assistant Professor in the Biological Evidence Section at the National Center for Forensic Science at the University of Central Florida (UCF). I have been involved in forensic Read More…