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11 x 17″ LARGE POSTER FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION – TWO SIDED Side One- BLINDSPOTS:UNEXPECTED FINDINGS FROM JAIL TRAUMA RESEARCH Side Two – WHATCOM COUNTY JAIL TRAUMA CHART: RADICALIZED ACUTE DISTRESS UNDER DURESS (RADD) & REPETITIVE ACCELERATING TRAUMA (RAT) This poster was created to synthesize the emotional distress people experience as a result of a crisis,...

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What happens to people when they get arrested? Most people don’t know because no-one really wants to talk about it. Why not? Joy Gilfilen, President of the Restorative Community Coalition, did a quest to find out.  It is disturbing to the soul. People who get arrested go through dramatic arrest shock and jail trauma before...

Blindspots 1.2:  Whatcom County Jail Trauma Research Study Episode 2 It’s about discovering the false pre-assumptions that people make about an arrest. Joy had no idea she herself would have blindspots even after years of researching the issues and working with people. For example, she discovered that most people who get arrested go through such...

Repetitive Acute Trauma (RAT) follows the initial shock of being that accused person who was in a crisis that led to an accusation, arrest, and now jailing. Videos of Blindspots: Unexpected Findings from Jail Trauma Research – 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 discuss the initial Radicalized Acute Distress under Duress (RADD) feelings and symptoms that precede...

JoyTalks Episode 3 details what people reported happened to them emotionally when they are arrested.   This part of the study is not about guilt or innocence, it is simply what people go through, and may help people understand how mental illness develops in the aftermath of an incident that leads to an arrest. The variety...

The immediate and then compound ripple effects that come from just an arrest process, then a jailing process are serious and last a lifetime. All this happens before a court is even involved or a person is charged with a crime. Blindspots: Unexpected Findings from Jail Trauma Research The immediate and then compound ripple effects...

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