I was fortunate enough to complete a three-hundred-hour internship with Albion Fellows Bacon Center. Albion is a non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent domestic and sexual violence while striving to empower victims through advocacy, support services, education, and collaborative partnerships. The agency provides services 24 hours a day to the following eleven counties in southern Indiana: Crawford, Dubois, Gibson, Harrison, Orange, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick. The agency is named after a prominent Evansville woman who committed her life to improving living and working conditions for women, children, and the poor. Albion Fellows Bacon Center opened its doors in October 1981.
The focus of this paper is the core concept that traumatic events may cause changes in one’s family life, reminders the traumatic experience, and other adversities in relation to the trauma. Amarika, an 18-month-old girl, was with her mother in the park when a stray bullet from gang violence hit Makisha, Her mother. This initial event caused many changes in Amarika’s life. Makisha had complications from surgery and had to stay in the hospital for an extended period of time. When Makisha was to return home, the family also faced the distress of her rehabilitation.
It shows that at some point in Nancy’s life, the adults she was surrounded by instilled their morals into hers, and she then used those to develop her own. Also during her mid-life, Nancy would fit Schaie’s approach of being in her prime (5). Nancy was a publicized volunteer for numerous organizations, along with raising four children and protecting the President of the United States. Although it cannot truly be determined, it can still be thought that despite the slowing of Nancy’s central nervous system she still was very wise (5). During her fall in 2008, she still was able to process the information that the physical therapists gave her, and recovered from a fracture hip with no
Recitatif is a unique story about two girls who face racial issues through their lives. Toni Morrison wrote this story during the Civil Rights Movement and published it later in 1983 during the post Civil Rights Era. The two grow up in similar circumstances, but face relationship issues with both of them being a different race. Twyla and Roberta grew up in an orphanage, but their parents were still alive.
Children are mostly placed in temporary homes when they are waiting to be adopted. The child then starts really bonding with the family, just to be ripped out and placed into a new temporary family. This process can happen several times, until the child is adopted. I have personal experience with this, as my sister is adopted. She was moved around in many different families, and because of this she has developed some trust issues, and has a hard time concentrating.
In “Moving On” Diane Cook creates an emotional wall in order to get through a loss. The female protagonist in the story creates a barrier that helps other people move on with their lives. In this situation the female loses her husband and is sent to an institution to be reprogrammed. When I lost both of my family pets at different times, my reaction to both of them was unalike any other. When someone loses an important person in their life they wind up with something or someone different to fill the void.
Many Haitian women in Haiti were battered and many of those cases never reported. Magalie Marcelin collaborated with other women activists and created Kay Fanm (House of Women) where they provide help to the Battered women. She was a voice for the community; she connected Haitian women in Haiti and educated them about sexual abuse and domestic
Agape Foundations, Inc. (AFI) was founded by in 2003, as a faith agency not for profit, public charity organization. The founders are two African American females who were dedicated to providing support, guidance and counseling services to individuals and families within the Hampton Roads community. Its parent organization, Agape Counseling & Therapeutic Services, Inc. was founded in January 2000, to provide a fresh perspective to the mental health field, and its service delivery to client’s and management of agency staff. Agape counseling currently provides mental health services to individuals, children and families in 6 locations throughout the state of Virginia. In the summer of 2013, Agape Foundations, Inc.
She was struggling with anorexia and was successful at keeping it a secret until Rocky arrived on Peaks Island. I worked with hundreds of girls with eating disorders over the last 20 years, and they taught me about the power of eating disorders." (Jacqueline Sheehan) Because Sheehan is a psychologist she was able to use her knowledge and work in people like Melissa. Melissa began to take Cooper on walks when Rocky needed her to.
There are several homeless shelters within a twenty to thirty mile radius. We were only able to find two in Canton which serve females. Bethany Place is a home to single women or unwed mothers. Their mission is to “educate such women to become productive and secure members of society through hard work, dedication and determination.” (Home., n.d.)
Sophia referred her and her family to Child Development Resources (CDR) on a voluntary basis and is seeking support with the development of her children, but since she is a part of the Deaf and hard of hearing community, and has limited speech it may present some troubles in how she receives services in different agencies. She and her family has sought services from CDR willingly and willingly participates in services and events.
Leslie and her family participated in intensive home based services from January 2014 to June 2014 with National Counseling Group. Leslie participated in therapeutic Day treatment with Youth for Tomorrow July 2014 to August 2014. Leslie was hospitalized in 12/2003 for x10 days at Popular Springs Facility for suicidal ideation. Leslie has a social worker from the department of social services that has been involved due to her behavior and history of sexual
Cain has currently held positions such as; The former team leader for the National Center for Trauma-Informed Care, with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, an advocate who speaks on trauma, incarceration, and recovery, featured and produced several documentaries, featured in many articles, guest on talk shows, and the founder and President of “Neen Cares, Inc.”. Many people would ask how she transformed from her hopeless life to a life filled with positivity and willingness to help so many. “Everything that happened to use as a child, happened to you, you did not do to yourself” (Healing Neen, 2010). These were they first words Tonier would hear in the program T.A.M.A.R (trauma, addictions, mental health, and recovery) and she believed it. She entered this program from jail as a way to keep her unborn child.
Secure Dwellings: Rejoicing in Hope Secure Dwellings continues to assist homeless children and their female caregivers throughout the state of Alabama and surrounding states. The program is currently serving 10 mothers and 22 children as of this board meeting date. I often wonder how they able to continue live with all of the unfortunate circumstances and experiences that have cause their lives to be in disarray, some situations due to poor choices and sometimes due to no fault of their own. The more I ponder that question the following scripture came to mind, “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”