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Information requested for upcoming Attachment and Trauma Conference in NWern PA


Okay, I was going through and catching up on some paperwork for Heart 2 Heart and, um. I was supposed to look some stuff up and ask "a couple of people I know online" aka a couple of flisters about some things.

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Please let anyone you know who may have insight into these issues know about this. I do ask that this be kept to LJ and e-mails, though, unless otherwise noted. :D

IF you lack an LJ account, or would rather e-mail, my e-mail is nicocoer(at)gmail(dot)com.


Also, if any members of the group live in the area and are parents (adoptive, Bio, or otherwise) of Children with past abuse, trauma, or attachment disordered history, you are incouraged to attend and apply for scholarships. Students are also encouraged to apply. Mental Health Professionals are also encouraged to register.

*Safe hugs to those who want them*,

~Savannah Nicole Logsdon aka "Nico"

Heart 2 Heart is a non-profit alliance of parents and professionals in Western Pennsylvania intent on affecting their communities for the benefit of families and children experiencing the effects of behavioral and mental health disabilities.

We work diligently to bring healing through education, advocacy, support, resources and training with a specialization in the adoptive and foster family dynamic.

The Conference referenced is "A Conference for families and professionals working with 'Disordered' Children. Focusing on Attachment, Bi-Polar Disorder,Trauma,Transition and Special Education Issues." [Website's wording, not mine.] The Conference is to be held in Oil City, PA, USA, at Clarion University, Venango Campus on March 14th-15th

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Healing Through Creativity Forum

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Trauma survivors & supporters are welcome to share thoughts, creativity (art, writing & poetry, drawing, painting, sculpting, jewelry making, ...ect) and communication at the 'Healing Through Creativity' message board for survivors. Administrated by Haullie, Whitedove, Ginger & Vicky.  Join today and feel the light within your inner soul shine and thrive. This forum is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who is creative to use their creativity as an outlet for healing and it's not just for survivors of violence, it's for survivors of any kind of trauma....sexual abuse, domestic violence, cancer, eating disorders, disease, grief and loss, disability...ect. So please feel free to join and heal with us.

Love, Haullie 

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Resources: MoodGYM (Congnitive Behavior Exercises)

Hey all, sorry I haven't been around, I have been dealing with some stuff. . .

A friend of mine referenced me to MoodGYM. It's a series of online Cognitive Behavior Exercises- particularly helpful with depressive disorders.

While this isn't exactly a replacement for therapy, for many people their local Mental Health system is so backed up that they simply cannot get in to sessions frequently enough. So I suppose this is a supplement for between times?

I hope some find this useful!!!

punjabi domestic violence resource needed

Hello My Friends,

I have something very important I would like to ask. Does anyone know of any resources in the southern California area around Bakersfield, Visalia, Tulare, Porterville areas that can help Punjabi Indian women who have been through Domestic Violence? I have a friend who is in desperate need of legal help and support in her healing and there just doesn't seem to be anywhere to go for help. I have searched all over the internet but I don't seem to be finding any kind of possible resource for her. She can't drive very far, so it has to be within these cities or around those cities at least. It's so sad that there doesn't seem to be much for the Punjabi community because they need people who speak their native tongue to make the legal process easier. Her husband gets away with everything because he knows english better and she can't hardly explain to the psychologists what is going on, they don't believe her. He is a BIG TIME manipulator. But that's all I am allowed to say about the situation. She realy needs help though, if anyone has any kind of number I could call or web site I would be so very much appriciated. Even if it's just a web site to contact someone else who might be able to help her, that would be a huge help. thanks so much everyone. much love!

Love, Haullie

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this is in reply to a question someone ask if this is not

the group please excuse I am just learning how to use penthius.

I'm sorry I should have paid better attention.

I am only a regular person and I am unsure why that link won't work. If you go to www.google.com
and enter the petition site link it should come up. I sure do apprecaite you letting me know that doesn't work. Please excuse the second post.

also you can google these sites as well:

Stop Family Violence Organization https://www.stopfamilyviolence.org/ocean/concurrent.php?CC_ID=3&NEXTSTEP=20

CRISIS in America´s Family Courts:The Battered Mothers - Custody Abuse Awareness Event

There is a crisis in America’s family courts, and we need your help to end it. Judges are awarding child custody to batterers, child abusers and pedophiles

***while issuing gag orders and even jailing the protective parents****

who try to stop them.

Frieda Hanimov, a pregnant mother, goes undercover to keep her children, and expose an allegedly corrupt Supreme Court justice. (CBS/48 Hours)

BREAKING THE SILENCE: Children's Stories
This powerful documentary chronicles the impact of domestic violence on children and the recurring failings of family courts across the country to protect them from their abusers. In stark and often poignant interviews, children and battered mothers tell their stories of abuse at home and continued trauma within the courts. The one-hour special also features interviews with domestic violence experts, attorneys and judges who reveal the disturbing frequency in which abusers are winning custody of their children and why these miscarriages of justice continue to occur.

Read Disorder In The Courts
produced by the National Network to End Domestic Violence

Co-Produced with Connecticut Public Television.
Underwritten by The Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation.

Tatge/Lasseur Productions and Connecticut Public Television had full editorial independence in the research and production of the PBS documentary, Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories. This is standard practice as dictated by PBS National Program Funding Standards and Practices. The decision by the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation to fund the documentary was predicated on the understanding that the program would address the topic of children and domestic violence. The co-producers, Tatge/Lasseur Productions and Connecticut Public Television, are fully responsible for the content of Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories.


These links work for sure on google.com.
Hey you guys! I died!
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Hey, I hope everyone is doing well, especially as the holidays approach- it is such a difficult season.

i was wondering, is anyone in this group from the Boston, MA area?
if so, can anyone recommend a doctor and/or facility that is sensitive to the issues of a patient with a sexual abuse past and triggers in relation to doctors?
O.~ -Sadie

Something that might be useful.rtf

Pertaining to a recent entry. I tried to look up a site that may have had a list in it of what movies might have rape scenes in them. And i haven't had much luck aside this site http://www.screenit.com/index1.html If you want to watch a movie and haven't seen it yet, it may be on this site. Look it up, and if you want to know if it has a rape scene in it, skip all the rest and go to the sexual section (sometimes put in violence) and you can look up whether it has a rape seen in it by description. Reading about the scene may be tough, but I'm sure it can save you actually seeing it yourself in the film. I hope this helps everyone, as I know many watch movies and unexpectedly see a scene of rape in it which can be horribly triggering.