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Fresno Pacific University Presentation

Fresno Pacific University Presentation

    Sallie Culbreth, M.S. will do a presentation about Committed to Freedom and abuse recovery at Fresno Pacific University in Fresno, California on Monday, October 20, 2014. Click here to request additional information.  

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Beyond Abuse Seminar

Beyond Abuse Seminar

This seminar, sponsored by Fresno Pacific University and COSA, is for adult abuse survivors, their partners, friends, and family. Location: First Congregational Church, Fresno, California Date: Saturday, October, 18, 2014 Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, lunch will be provided. Cost: $10, some scholarships are available.     For registration or for more information, click […]

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Beyond Your Broken Past Seminar

Beyond Your Broken Past Seminar

  This seminar, sponsored by Fresno Pacific University and COSA, is for adult survivors of abuse, trauma, or violence who are in high risk populations.   Location: Mennonite Community Church, Fresno, California   Date: Friday, October 17, 2014   Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, lunch will be provided.   Cost: $5, some scholarships are available.   For registration or […]

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Spirituality and Childhood Sexual Abuse Recovery Seminar

Spirituality and Childhood Sexual Abuse Recovery Seminar

This seminar, sponsored by Fresno Pacific University and COSA, is for licensed therapists, clinicians, and other helping professionals. It qualifies for continuing education units. Location: Fresno Pacific University Cost: $20, Students may attend for free.  CEU’s will be available for an additional $70 on the day of the seminar. Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Time: […]

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Just a Reminder

Just a Reminder

“Trauma is not a life sentence.” ~Peter A Levine, Waking the Tiger

September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Equipping Parents in Abuse Prevention Workshop

Equipping Parents in Abuse Prevention Workshop

This workshop teaches parents and caregivers ways in which child and adolescent abuse and assault can be prevented.  Location: Vienna Presbyterian Church, Vienna, Virginia  Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Visit Vienna Presbyterian Church. Child care is available with reservations required, and dinner is available before the workshop for $5.

September 6, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Spirituality and Childhood Sexual Abuse Recovery Seminar

Spirituality and Childhood Sexual Abuse Recovery Seminar

This seminar is for licensed therapists, clinicians, and other helping professionals. It qualifies for continuing education units. Location: Vienna Presbyterian Church, Vienna, Virginia Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Click here to visit Vienna Presbyterian Church for details.

September 6, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Sourdough and Other Recovery Life Lessons

Sourdough and Other Recovery Life Lessons

Anne Quinn, our Co-Director, is an exceptionally fabulous cook. One of the things that makes her such a success in the kitchen is her patience and experimentation. She has an uncanny knack of knowing what ingredients go together to make something delicious. About a month ago, she decided she was going to delve into the […]

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Just a Reminder

Just a Reminder

“Is life not a hundred times too short for us to stifle ourselves?” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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The Currency of Trust

The Currency of Trust

Anyone who has experienced abuse, exploitation, or sexual trauma has also experienced a betrayal of trust. Violated trust feels like molten lava that bubbles and burns everything it touches, particularly how you relate to others. If relationships are to be meaningful for everyone involved, trust must exist. Trust is the currency that brings value and […]

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