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For The Summers Stuck At Home

A lot of use can’t wait for the summer to come. Warmer weather, vacations, the beach; the season is made for relaxing and enjoying yourself…but for the kids, the teens, and the young adults out of school for the summer, they’re anything but relaxed. If you have a loving home and beautiful family to experience your freed up time with, it can be amazing, but for a family that’sw abusive, physically and emotionally…you’re not only miserable but you’re trapped.

You try doing everything you can to get out of the house, hang out with as many friends as you possibly can, despite how broke you are, and fill up your time any way that you can….but at the end of the night, you have to eventually go home. You’re uncomfortable and not happy, worst of all you’re scared, and you start to see pictures of the people you care about with their loving families and the pain feels twice as bad.

You can’t change your family, not really anyway, but you have the chance to change your experiences. Remember, in those dark times, when you’re feeling lost and worthless, when you’ve seen the last happy family picture you can possibly stand…always sit back and remember, you’re not alone. We’re here for you, we have been, and we always will be. No matter what time of day, even if we’re asleep and you can solely read blogs and Nicolette’s book “One”, we’re here, and we’ll do everything we can for you, as soon as we can.

You’re not alone. Your family might not be the ones to comfort you when you’re lost and down, but somebody will always understand you, be compassionate, and will relate to you like you never thought you could relate to somebody before. You have your own “family” no matter what you think.

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Many of you know, simply because you follow organizations working to end child abuse, and because you’re advocates yourself, that April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. April kind of snuck up on me, so I’m a little behind advocating as much as I should for this incredible month. What dawned on me while watching T.V. is that while social media and television advocates many important organizations, I have yet to see one advertisement bringing people together to end abuse. On social media I do, more often than not, but that’s because like you, the organizations I follow are designated toward ending abuse.

While working together to make a difference is important, imagine all of the voices we could reach is the cause was trending for this month? Coming together we can find solutions for simple acts that will be easy to repeat. Wearing blue is so simple, yet only current advocates do it, and why is that? Because the World outside of advocates and philanthropists for child abuse awareness don’t have the knowledge of fun ideas or easy actions they can take to promote awareness.

This month is nationally claimed as child abuse awareness month so lets use the better half of this month to educate anyone willing to try to do their part in ending abuse. Encourage them to wear blue, make a simple blue ribbon pin, blog or post on instagram, twitter, or facebook using the hashtag #ChildAbusePreventionMonth and #WearBlueForChildAbuse . With these simple methods, we can realize the true beauty of social media, and all of the positive outlets it has to offer to bring the world together for a cause.

Create a social media event of your own, and include us. Be creative and do what you can to prevent abuse. For more information and tips please visit https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth

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21 Days to Build A Habit

I follow a lot of different Nike accounts via instagram, and since the beginning of January they promoted the 21 days to build a habit notion. While, scientifically speaking there might not be indefinite evidence to support the claim, it’s safe to say if you do something everyday, for 3 weeks in a row, you will make a habit of it…good or bad.

From this I wanted to build a 21 day child abuse survivor challenge, promoting healing and seeing how you’ve grown in a positive way, after getting away from your abuse. While we all deal with things differently, seeing the light at the end of the tunnel helps everyone to l ook past their darkest days. For this challenge, I’m going to give the challenges three days at a time, all involving something you need to write down.

Here’s your first three days:

Day One – Write about a bond you were able to form that came from being a survivor

Day Two- What is a positive trait you developed from being a survivor

Day Three- What is a weakness/struggle that you want to work on that you developed from abuse, and how has it already improved compared to what it was.

Keeping looking out for the next 3 day set of the survivor challenge!

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