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Do Most Sexual Abuse Survivors Lose their Childhood | Amanda Perry, Michelle Knight, & Gina DeJesus | Dana West, LCSW Orlando Abuse Counselor

Do Most Sexual Abuse Survivors Lose their Childhood | Amanda Perry, Michelle Knight, & Gina DeJesus | Dana West, LCSW Orlando Sexual Abuse Counselor

Darkness into Light

Fleeing from the pits of darkness, Amanda Perry, 27, escaped from being held hostage for over a decade.  She called 911 at a neighbor’s house and found freedom after […]

3 Coping Tips with Grief and Tragedy | Zachary Tims Dies at 42

Coping with Grief and Tragedy: Pastor Zachary Tims Dies at 42.

The nation is grieving the tragic loss of Pastor Zachary. According to several news sources, Tims, Senior Pastor of New Destiny Christian Center of Apopka, was found dead in a New York City hotel room on Friday. The beloved pastor was the leader of […]

Not Guilty? Get Over It! | Tips on How to Forgive Casey Anthony

Can we get over it? Can we forgive?

The controversy of the Casey Anthony trial has caused a plethora of reactions over the course of three years. The trial is over, however, emotions are still raging. As we process moments of confusion, uncertainty, and anger, another thought comes to mind: Can we forgive? The social […]

Can America Find Closure for Caylee? | 3 Tips to Cope with Grief | Caylee’s Law

Can America Find Closure for Caylee? | 3 Tips to Cope with Grief and Tragedy

Mourning the loss of a child is a burden that no parent should have to bare. Although Casey Anthony was found not guilty of the murder of her two-year-old daughter.  Americans across the country are angry at the loss of […]

Protective or Overprotective: 3 Tips to Decrease Parental Fears | Fox 35 USA Today

“Mom, I just want to ride my bike around the block to visit Anna,” says 9 year old Sarah.  Thirty years ago Sarah could ride the bus or ride around the block and parents would not worry. Unfortunately, parents have always had many reasons to worry about the safety of their children.  Today, there […]

Japan Tsunami | 6 Tips for Coping with Stress & Trauma

Are you completely overwhelmed with shock and stress as you watched the horrific destruction from the earthquake in Japan that unleashed a 23 foot Tsunami?  The Tsunami moved faster than a jetliner at 500 miles an hour (10 miles per minute) causing more destruction in Hawaii, and effected the West Coast of California.  Additionally, […]