Changing Lives, Healing Relationships, Helping People Thrive.
One way that hope and healing is inspired in others is to share the success of those who have been where you have been and have accomplished what you hope to accomplish. We have all become familiar with success stories that pull at our hearts, make us recognize the great in others, feel uplifted about the sacrifice and giving nature of others and provide hope and encouragement where there once was despair.
The successes we experience here at Child & Family Center are no less life changing, heroic and worthy of celebration. A child who was once being disruptive in class and aggressive with classmates is now only disruptive occasionally, is doing better in school and is beginning to learn how to interact with others without being aggressive. A teen who had daily suicidal thoughts, had a plan to hang herself when her parents left for work and had no hope for the future is no longer suicidal, still struggles with depression but is looking forward to graduating from high school and starting college. A drug addicted young adult who had damaged every family relationship and friendship and dropped out of school is now clean and working on repairing relationships, building other's trust in them and completing their GED. Wellness is a process and a journey.
Are their lives better? Do they know how to handle their symptoms better? Has their ability to communicate their feelings and needs improved? Are their relationships stronger? Is family life more peaceful and rewarding? Yes! Every day, every step, every accomplishment brings them that much closer to achieving their goals. At Child & Family Center we celebrate the successes and we constantly strive to inspire hope and healing.
Joan Aschoff, PsyD CEO
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