Resources

Finding the words to fit what we have lived through is a beautiful thing.

Too often we think we are alone. We are not.

It is worth taking the time to glance through some resources so that we see other individuals who have lived through similar experiences, studied it, written about it, and formed support groups (online or in person) to chat.

Once you find safe ground, google, sit with a book, an article, a question, and reach out to compassionate listeners. It may be older adults who can afford the time to listen and who have tremendous wisdom. It may be an online support group or tending to your garden. Building support systems is best with multiple streams of support. 

Here are a few Resources. They are not magic solutions, and they do not replace medical professionals. If you have an emergency, call 911.  This list of course does not cover all situations.

When you commission a Creative Coping Workshop, additional Resources are offered to fit your situation. 

RESOURCES

ACES research study https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/aces/index.html

ACES TED Talk by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95ovIJ3dsNk

Bloom, Sandra. Destroying Sanctuary and Creating Sanctuary

Center for Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg https://www.cnvc.org

Co-Counseling or Re-evaluation Counseling, lay led support groups https://www.cci-usa.org/what_is.php

Complex Post Traumatic Stress https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeQ8bgUAnFg

Council for Relationships, provides counseling, professional education, and research https://councilforrelationships.org

Foundation for Art and Healing https://www.artandhealing.org

Myss, Caroline. https://www.myss.com

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill www.nami.org

National Public Radio: News and Analysis, free of business ads  www.npr.org 

Stephen Cohen Military Clinic, University of Pennsylvania https://www.med.upenn.edu/mfc/

 
Suicide hotline 1-800-273-8255
 
Twelve Step Programs, there are a variety of 12 Steps https://www.verywellmind.com/the-twelve-steps-63284
 

United Way www.unitedway.org 

van der Kolk, B. The Body Keeps the Score.

Video: Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory of Change, Harvard University