Prevention of Human Trafficking is a big and broad topic and can be overwhelming. When you start learning about it suddenly you become overwhelmed, the statistics, the… Read more “Love is a Wonder”
Its fall. Sometimes its hard to tell when you live in Southern California – yes, I’ve become a weather wimp. I recently visited the mid-west and the… Read more “Four signs educators can look for in youth.”
Holidays are hard period. You may love holidays, have wonderful memories and be a person who loves to celebrate but for the person who has experienced or… Read more “3 Reasons Holidays Are Tough”
Children without families are the most vulnerable in our society One of the biggest preventers of child abuse is being protected by the family of origin. Of… Read more “I Just Wanted To Be In A Family”
Many people (girls and boys) learn from an early age if they do get the courage to speak to another trusted adult in their life about what has been happening that they will not be believed, minimized, or told some other lie about how it will destroy the family or their life.
You feel invisible because there is no one to help you.
The trauma and suffering is not simply over – it is not all better the next day… I know many people may think it is like to think that everything is better now but the truth is survivors will need help for a long time to come.
We have forgotten that we belong to each other – Mother Teresa Recently, I was leading a craft for a group of kindergarteners to make cards for… Read more “Sometimes Our Hearts Still Break….”
The tiny shoe represents my life but it also represents the lives of so many other girls who are unseen.