Comfort Dogs Touch Down In Orlando To Help Victims, Family Members Heal

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By Today News 07/13/2016

"A dozen therapy dogs arrived in Orlando this week to bring a dose of comfort to the community rocked by the deadliest shooting in U.S. history.

Since Tuesday afternoon, the 12 golden retrievers have met with thousands of those shaken by the tragedy at Pulse nightclub Sunday, including survivors, family members and first responders.

Trinity Lutheran Church in downtown Orlando coordinated with Lutheran Church Charities, a Chicago-based nonprofit, to fly in the animals and 20 handlers from seven different states. ..."

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How To Talk To Kids About Tragic Events

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By CNN 07/08/2016

"(CNN - )After horrific events like mass shootings or attacks by terrorists, parents are faced with this dilemma: What do I tell my kids? How can I talk to them about something so senseless and indiscriminate? About something that we can't make sense of ourselves?

'When we feel ourselves bombarded by images of brutal, ruthless violence and evidence of unbridled hate, the question of how to protect our children is a complex one,' said Dr. Claudia Gold, a pediatrician, infant mental health specialist and author of  'The Silenced Child: From Labels, Medications, and Quick-Fix Solutions to Listening, Growth and Lifelong Resilience.' 'We immediately jump to ask, 'What do I say?' ... "

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Rape Culture, The Hunting Ground, and Amy Goodman: a Critical Perspective

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By Counter Punch 06/24/2016

"The problem of sexual assault and rape culture on college campuses is a serious one, and an even greater one beyond college campuses. Nevertheless, the recent documentary film The Hunting Ground(2015) is at best problematic and at worst counter-productive in its approaches towards evidence and advocacy. Moreover, progressive journalist Amy Goodman’s persistent and uncritical promotion of the film on Democracy Now! has been equally problematic and troubling, both journalistically and politically. ..."


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