Posts made in July, 2016

Shrink Your Stress -Tips for Controlling Your Stress Level

»Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

Shrink Your Stress -Tips for Controlling Your Stress Level

Stress is a normal, and sometimes even crucial part of life. Everyone experiences some level of stress in their day to day lives, but what do you do when it is consuming you entirely? Have you ever felt like you have so much pressure that you can’t even begin to work on whatever the problem may be? Ever felt so overwhelmed by a list of tasks that must be completed that you simply do none of them at all? If so, your level of stress and how you are dealing with it could have a negative impact on your life and your health. While minor stress is normal and even to be expected, chronic or extreme stress can actually cause you to have new or worsening mental or physical problems. Side effects of stress can include insomnia, agitation, shortness of breath,...

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NEARI NEWS: Implications of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Treatment for Adult Male Sex Offenders

»Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

NEARI NEWS: Implications of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Treatment for Adult Male Sex Offenders

The Question What is the prevalence of trauma in adult male sex offenders? The Research Jill Levenson, Gwenda Willis and (our own) David Prescott explored the prevalence of childhood trauma in 679 adult male sex offenders using the Adverse Childhood Experiences Scale (ACES). ACE research has consistently demonstrated the negative impact of early trauma on behavioral, medical, and social well-being in adulthood. As the authors noted, there has been emerging evidence that early traumatic experiences are common in the lives of sex offenders. Given the previous studies, it is not surprising that this study found that males convicted of a sex offense had more than 3 times the levels of child sexual abuse, 2 times the levels of physical abuse, 13 times the levels of...

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