I had a childhood that helps me relate to so many, I have taken the ACE test and scored 9/ 10. I have been on a self-discovery journey that leads me to love myself unconditionally and to stop being co-dependent. I have done amazing work and am still working on myself. I am in college for psychology so I can have the books smart to accommodate my life smarts. It's not easy, growing up I went to 15 different schools and it is taking a lot of discipline to stay focused. I am going to become a life coach, and I would like to open a group home for the teens that are going through so much. I had many adults at each school that made a connection with me growing up I feel they saw past my anger. I learned from each one of them, I also have been in counseling off and on since I was 5 years old.

 

I want to start helping and am trying to see where to begin.

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Welcome Hahesey.

It sounds like in addition to a lot of ACEs, you also experienced protective adults that served as a buffer for some of the difficult experiences you were having as a youth. Maybe the two "communities" hyperlinked below will be of interest to you. *You can find a list of the (300+) communities by clicking on the "Communities" tab at the top of the home page. You can see/read what the communities have shared, but to interact (ask questions etc) you'll need to click on the green "join" button. 

Please consider connecting with Resilient Sacramento described as: Resilient Sacramento is dedicated to preventing and reducing the number of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in the greater Sacramento area. We are a diverse collective of community members striving to promote healing and create a more trauma-aware Sacramento.

This community group may be of interest too:  Practicing Resilience for Self-Care & Healing which is described as, We have the capacity, within ourselves, to create better health," writes Donna Jackson Nakazawa. We can improve our health no matter what our ACE score. Learn resilience practices that reduce stress hormones in our bodies & brains. Understand how pain, shame & trauma make self-healing harder. Explore research & resources. Share stories, struggles & successes. Practice resilience.

I hope you find this a safe place to learn, share and heal.
Karen

Hello Hahesey,

Let me personally welcome you to the Resilient Sacramento group. Our mission is to Resilient Sacramento is dedicated to preventing and reducing the number of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in the greater Sacramento area. We are a diverse collective of community members striving to promote healing and create a more trauma-aware Sacramento. The focus of this group is to educate our community about ACEs, collaborate with each other to build a community of healing, and improve equity between different groups.

We meet on the second Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:30 at the Kiwanis Family House at 2475 50th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817.  

I hope you will join us.  My email address is carolynrichcurtis@gmail.com or you can call me at 916-995-6846.  I look forward to seeing you there.

Carolyn

 

 

 

Hello,

the local affiliate of the national Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has many ways to get involved with giving back and helping others.  Check out our national website at: www.nami.org , or our state Affiliate NAMI California at: www.namica   org.  or our local chapter at www.namisacramento.org   Or you call me at (916) 534-2609.  Or reach out to me directly at (916) 534-2609 or email at: doug@namisacramenro,org

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