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Celebrate Life, Afternoon Delight 2016 -Pics

Once a year in the month of July, Silent Screams has it’s signature event, Celebrate Life, Afternoon Delight. Celebrate Life, Afternoon Delight is a yearly event where Silent Screams pampers women. The event is free to all who attend, women only. Silent Screams...

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Counseling: To Go or Not to Go

Counseling:  To Go or Not to Go Janice Harris Lord, Therapist Trauma Support Services of North Texas Most people know when they could use professional help, even though it may be difficult to admit.  They often feel exhausted but can’t sleep, have frightening...

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Men! Let’s Talk

Men! Let's Talk - A report of our first men's event "What Would You Do If......" men's breakfast. As we prepared for the men’s breakfast my thoughts focused on the guests who will be attending. My heart empathizes not only for the survivors but also the others...

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Letter to You This Christmas

Letter to You -  To those of you that are emotionally struggling this season. I want to write to you but I'm not sure what to write. What are you doing this holiday season? A few days ago I thought about all the souls who will spend this holiday time struggling, in...

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Sex Offenders and Our Children

written by Courtney Underwood Too Close for Comfort Sex Offenders and Our Children                 When we think of neighbors, many of us may think of the late and great Mr. Rogers, maybe you think of State Farm. Perhaps the image of a great neighbor you grew up...

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There is Life After Trauma

Written By Carolyn J. Hudson, Wow! It’s been six years since that horrible night that I was raped by an elder of the church I attended at that time. That violation dramatically changed my life on all levels; physical, emotional, mental, financial, social and most of...

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Trauma, Stress and the Healing Foods

Trauma, Stress and the Healing Foods - How Trauma Damages the Human Body. What happens to the human body when a person experiences devastation, a trauma? The body is alerted into an emergency state. Trauma is wreaking havoc on your entire nervous system. You...

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Voices Crying in the Wilderness

Voices Crying in the Wilderness How do we get this conversation started? There are so many facets of sexual assaults, so many horrific stories. What do you do when you want to do something yet are paralyzed and can’t move? You can’t help anyone else let alone...

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My Story – Part III – He’s On My Bus

My Story Part 3 - He's On My Bus **This is Part 3 of My Story, Here we begin to learn more about the rapist, the mind of the authorities and the response of the church.  As I continue to struggle for normalcy I realize the rapist has been watching me, when he gets on...

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My Story-Part II-The Crime

My Story – Part II – The Crime -    I’m not sure what to write. Do I write about the history or do I write about the crime. Do I write about the chase and capture, my experience with the police department and detective or do I write about the legal system and my court...

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My Story – The Day After

My Story – The Day After - The night of October 4, 2008 I was raped by an elder of my former church who had AIDS. It’s time to share segments of my story on this website to encourage survivors that...

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What is SANE?

WHAT IS SANE? Do you know SANE? Should you know SANE? What is a SANE? The SANE Program provides 24/7 rapid response to sexual assault victims age 14 and older with compassionate, confidential care and forensic examinations performed by certified Sexual Assault Nurse...

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