Are you worried about the election results? We are all regardless of the outcome.
This creates anxiety and tension and possible trauma. This isn’t good for anyone.
Our autonomic nervous systems are on high alert and likely the absence of a definitive outcome on election night will cause more issues in our minds and bodies.
Can you hear a wee yipes? Consider making trauma toolboxes for adults and children, teachers and students and families and communities.
Be prepared. Order this how-to guide and there is time to both vote and create trauma toolboxes.
They can be created easily and as a guide explains, they can help us all to deal with acute and deferred trauma.
Try them. It is better than doing nothing about one’s feelings.
So, please vote and please create a trauma toolbox. Now is when both are needed.
The one thing the world wants from the US presidential election is a clear result.
The worst possible outcome would be a contested result, as in 2000, when it took 38 days for the US Supreme Court to confirm George W Bush's victory over Al Gore.
Both Donald Trump and Joe Biden, are committed to further fiscal stimulus to support a recovery from coronavirus.
Regardless of whoever wins, new measures are needed to stimulate the US economy.
Karen is an educator and an author. Prior to becoming a college president, she was a tenured law professor for two plus decades. Her academic areas of expertise include trauma, toxic stress, consumer finance, overindebtedness and asset building in low income communities. She currently serves as Senior Counsel at Finn Partners Company. From 2011 to 2013, She served (part and full time) as Senior Policy Advisor to the US Department of Education in Washington, DC. She was the Department's representative on the interagency task force charged with redesigning the transition assistance program for returning service members and their families. From 2006 to 2014, she was President of Southern Vermont College, a small, private, affordable, four-year college located in Bennington, VT. In Spring 2016, she was a visiting faculty member at Bennington College in VT. She also teaches part-time st Molly Stark Elementary School, also in Vt. She is also an Affiliate of the Penn Center for MSIs. She is the author of adult and children’s books, the most recent of which are titled Breakaway Learners (adult) and Lucy’s Dragon Quest. Karen holds a bachelor degree in English and Spanish from Smith College and Juris Doctor degree (JD) in Law from Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law.