Do You Know How Courageous You Are?!

Originally published on ACEs Connection on , 2017 By Svava Brooks. Abuse and trauma survivors are incredibly strong people. We know our strength is what helped us survive, and it’s what keeps us going now. Yet we know something is missing. This missing link is courage. We know we’re strong. …

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Why Am I Uncomfortable Getting Close To People? (And What Can I Do About It?)

Originally published on ACEs Connection on April 22, 2017 By HILARY JACOBS HENDEL. Many of us are hesitant to get emotionally close to others. Getting close means sharing feelings, thoughts, wishes and dreads – sharing our true selves, flaws and all, with someone who accepts us as we are. Yet …

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Courage Center 2 Receives Funding for New Solano Trauma Recovery Center

Courage Center 2 has been awarded $612,010 from the California Victim Compensation Board in a competitive round of funding to support Trauma Recovery Centers in California. Just 4 agencies statewide received funding totaling more than $3.5m, including 2 large agencies in San Diego and Los Angeles, and the University of …

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What If I Don’t Know What I Want?

Originally published on ACEs Connection on April 18, 2017 By Svava Brooks. If 2017 has been an unusually busy year for you, I can totally relate! But for survivors of abuse, a hectic schedule isn’t something out of the ordinary. Too often it’s the norm. An important milestone on your …

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