trauma http://ripr.org en Will They Walk Again? Injured Acrobats Face Long Rehab http://ripr.org/post/will-they-walk-again-injured-acrobats-face-long-rehab <p>Homemade cards and flowers are pouring in to Rhode Island Hospital for the seven injured circus acrobats who remain hospitalized there. That’s buoyed the performers’ spirits, four of whom are still in serious condition.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 19:13:45 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 33221 at http://ripr.org Will They Walk Again? Injured Acrobats Face Long Rehab Helping Kids Who Witness Trauma http://ripr.org/post/helping-kids-who-witness-trauma <p>If your kids were at Sunday's Ringling Bros. circus performance in Providence, they might be asking some tough questions now or needing comfort and reassurance. Or it might be too soon to tell how witnessing something so traumatic has affected them. Either way, it can be tough to know what to say, to balance the truth about life - that bad things can happen to anyone without warning - with the protection kids sometimes need from the world's harshest realities.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 21:20:37 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 33117 at http://ripr.org Coping with a Disaster http://ripr.org/post/coping-disaster <p>Everyone at RIPR is hoping you made it home safe today if you were on scene at the Boston Marathon. But even if you made it home without physical injuries, you might find yourself suffering from some completely understandable emotional trauma. Here are some resources to help you cope:</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 02:03:10 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 13624 at http://ripr.org