What Does a Children’s Advocacy Center Do?

Originally published on ACEs Connection on April 10, 2017 By SVAVA BROOKS. As you know, April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. On April 6, I was a keynote speaker at a fundraiser for a Children’s Advocacy Center in Oregon. This was the second time I‘d been asked to speak…

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Finding Yourself Again: Overcoming Narcissistic Abuse

Your body may not be burnished with bruises. Your skin may not be etched with scars. Your bones may be sound and your muscles supple. But that does not mean you have not been battered. That does not mean you are not wounded. According to current estimates, upwards of 6%…

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Sexist display was uncalled for

Originally published on NewWestministerRecord.org on March 1, 2017 By Jodie Ortega. Living in a patriarchal culture means that no one is exempt from the confines of sexism, even at a middle school. Upon reading the story about the Pink Shirt Day presentation at Queensborough Middle School on the New Westminster…

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Putting resilience and resilience surveys under the microscope

Originally published on AcesTooHigh.com on February 5, 2017 By Christine Cissy White. “Resilience is a message of hope,” says Debbie Alleyne, a child welfare specialist at the Center for Resilient Children at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, located in Villanova, PA.“It is important for everyone to know that no matter their…

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