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Parenting Safe Children empowers adults to keep children safe from sexual abuse. We educate parents and professionals through the Parenting Safe Children Workshop (online and in- person), where participants learn what makes children vulnerable to sexual abuse; how to talk with schools, sports programs, day care and places of faith about child safety; and what body- safety rules to teach children.
Feather Berkower, LCSW, has been a leader in child sexual abuse prevention since 1985. Using a community-based approach, she has trained over 150,000 school children, parents, and professionals. Feather makes a difficult topic less scary, and consistently impresses audiences with her knowledge, commitment, and warmth. Feather is also the co-author of Off Limits, a parenting book with easy-to-follow guidelines for making children, homes, and communities off limits to child sexual abusers.
The mission of Lucy’s Love Bus™ is to improve quality of life for children with cancer and life-threatening illness, to support their families, and to mobilize the next generation of cancer activists. Lucy's Love Bus pays for integrative therapies for children with cancer in New England, and holds programs and workshops in Amesbury, MA open to the families of children with cancer, life-threatening illness, or chronic medical conditions not developmental in nature.
The Attention Deficit Disorder Association provides information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder lead better lives.
We provide hope, empowerment and connections worldwide by bringing together science and the human experience for both adults with ADHD and professionals who serve them.
Actively Moving Forward, a HealGrief program is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting grieving college students.
1 in every 3 college students are grieving a loved one’s death or the diagnosis of a loved one’s terminal illness! The organization accomplishes its mission by creating Actively Moving Forward chapters on college campuses nationwide. AMF, an acronym for ActivelyMovingForward connects and empowers these grieving students to support one another and participate in community service in memory of their loved ones. Students are given the tools to cope, and the education to understand that grief is normal; grief is not depression; suicide is never an option; and a healthy grief recovery does exist.
AMF also supports non-collegiate young adults and professionals working with college students and young adults by creating a wealth of virtual information, programming, and community.
Out of the FOG was launched in 2007 to provide information and support to the family members and loved-ones of individuals who suffer from a personality disorder.
Dealing with a loved-one or family member who suffers from a personality disorder can sometimes feel like navigating through a fog. FOG stands for Fear, Obligation, Guilt - feelings which often result from being in a relationship with a person who suffers from a Personality Disorder. The FOG acronym was coined by Susan Forward & Donna Frazier in their book Emotional Blackmail. It is our hope that this site may help some navigate out of the FOG in their own lives.
Erika’s Lighthouse: A Beacon of Hope for Adolescent Depression is a non-profit organization committed to raising awareness about teen depression in middle school and high school communities at no cost to schools. Erika’s Lighthouse works to eliminate the stigma surrounding depression and empower young people to take ownership of their mental health. Core programs include the video-based, teacher-led depression awareness classroom programs—The Erika’s Lighthouse Program: Depression and Suicide Awareness for High School Students and The Erika’s Lighthouse Program: Depression Awareness for Middle School Students. Erika’s Lighthouse also provides countless other web-based resources. To learn more, visit erikaslighthouse.org.
Silvert's adaptive clothing and footwear is designed specifically for seniors and disabled adults and those facing physical challenges such as paralysis and lowered mobility. Silvert's adaptive clothing offers comfortable and affordable self dressing solutions and caregiver assisted dressing solutions. The perfect caregiver’s gift! Order online www.silverts.com or call for a Free Catalogue 1-800-387-7088.
Sidran Institute provides useful, practical information for child and adult survivors of any type of trauma, for families/friends, and for the clinical and frontline service providers who assist in their recovery.
Melissa Drake is the founder of Brilliant Transformations. She is an Editor, Truthteller, and coach with a passion for words, writing, positive energy, and helping others recover from life’s tough transitions. She knows from personal experience, it's important to live your own truth over the truth others prescribed for you. She also knows writing helps process and heal your own hurts.
Once written, the act of sharing your story with others (whether that's on a small scale in an intimate support group, or on a large scale by publishing your story), can empower others. She desires to help individuals Live their Truth, Write their Story, and Empower Others. Her own vulnerable stories of survival have been featured on several global platforms including, Women for One, elephant journal, Scary Mommy, The Good Men Project, The Urban Howl, Thought Catalog, Sick Biz, She Owns It, and The SHFT Blog.
Connect with her on her website or on Facebook. She also has a closed group for individuals experiencing life’s tough transitions, that includes positive daily messaging. Request membership here. You can also follow Melissa on Instagram and Twitter.
Melissa knows and shows hope. There's life after depression and it's brilliant.
Intermountain Therapy Animals (ITA) is a human service organization, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, headquartered in Utah, that brings the gift of animal companionship and interaction to people in need. Our mission is to enhance quality of life through the human/animal bond. Our volunteers (people and their own pets) make regular visits to those who are physically or developmentally disabled, emotionally or psychologically impaired, lonely or suffering from depression. All services are free of charge to both client and facility.
ITA therapy animals and their handlers are screened, trained, licensed and insured to participate in animal-assisted interactions (AAI), which may be either animal-assisted activities (AAA) or animal-assisted therapy (AAT). Successful teams have completed both health and temperament screening and volunteer training.
Serving our communities since 1993, we are one of the largest groups of our kind in the United States, with more than 350 volunteer teams doing animal-assisted therapy at more than 100 hospitals, counseling centers, nursing facilities, detention homes, extended care centers, and schools. Chapters of ITA now thrive in Montana, Idaho, Nevada, and Kentucky. We also have affiliated colleague groups in 13 additional states.
We are also the founders of Reading Education Assistance Dogs® (R.E.A.D.®), a literacy support program to foster in children the love of books and the reading environment. R.E.A.D. has spread throughout all 50 of the United States and at least 15 other countries since we launched it in 1999.