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Supporting Older Trauma Survivors as They Heal Their Pasts, Grow Their Futures

Anndee Hochman ·
Marie-Monique Marthol handed out the cards to older adults at meetings of her local civic association. With the pastor’s permission, she left some at a neighborhood church. She stacked them in restaurants, community centers and even at the laundromat. On the front, the cards read, “Time never runs out for change. Let go of fear and guilt. Focus on healing and growth from ACEs.” The flip side said, “Healing from your past; giving to your future.” They were slogans fine-tuned through months of...

Re: Supporting Older Trauma Survivors as They Heal Their Pasts, Grow Their Futures

earldine tolbert ·
"People in their 50s, 60s and 70s grew up at a time when there were scant services for children whose parents were violent, had mental illness, abused substances or were incarcerated, MacFarland notes. At the same time, talking about such issues was taboo." Such a powerful statement that speaks volumes for those of us who are survivors...I am remembering those who didn't survive for all the reasons in this blog and more!
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