Paul Ashton, PsyD, DMin There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear. 1 John 4: 18  “Me, too.  Me, too.”  Those softly spoken words, almost whispered, came like a tsunami washing everything away, leaving silence and then, more tears, this time shared by the few of us in this small group.… Read More #MeToo

Strength-Based Therapy

Teresa Pitt Green, Co-Founder Another new and very effective approach to overcoming–at least to stabilizing–in the wake of the trauma of abuse is an approach in use by many of the social services being offered to victims of human trafficking and domestic violence. This strength-based approach is challenging traditional psychotherapists to employ a more balanced approach. Typically,… Read More Strength-Based Therapy

Get Ready for April: Start Planning Your Pinwheel for Prevention Event Now

T. Pitt Green, Founder Would you consider holding an event that can give abused kids or teens hope – and a message there’s somewhere to go? I remember, like most child abuse survivors remember, some random thing someone said, or some line from a movie, or some poster we saw or radio comment we heard… Read More Get Ready for April: Start Planning Your Pinwheel for Prevention Event Now

Peer Support for Secondary Victims

Teresa Pitt Green, Co-Founder As another in the series about loved ones seeking to support survivors, this article considers the wisdom available in groups which support secondary victims of different but related traumas. One renowned group dedicated to secondary victims is the Alanon Family Groups program. Alanon grew out of families gathering together meeting with… Read More Peer Support for Secondary Victims

Peacemaking Circles and the Ministry of Reconciliation

By Rev. David Kelly, C.PP.S., Executive Director, Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation As Christians, we are called to be ambassadors for Christ and share in his mission of reconciliation. It is our gratitude for the reconciling power of the blood of Christ which impels those of us who seek to live as ambassadors of reconciliation.  We… Read More Peacemaking Circles and the Ministry of Reconciliation