Counselors Roy Fisher and Liz Covey answer readers’ questions for South Seattle Emerald’s “Ask A Therapist.” Have a question about a relationship? Wondering about the struggles of being a parent? Others likely have the same questions and Covey and Fisher bring years of professional experience to provide their insights.
In this article, Liz Covey addresses a reader’s question about holding perpetrators of childhood abuse accountable, and healing from that trauma.
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Question: how can adult survivors of childhood abuse do more to hold perpetrators accountable? After all the healing’s done. In my case, I am wondering about the possibility of either bring a public display to the perpetrators home via fliers, signs, etc., but I also know our courts are designed to make a person whole again after suffering personal injury. I’ll be living with my disability, due to emotional and physical abuse for my lifetime. What do you know about the possibility of filing a personal injury claim against a living perpetrator childhood and adult abuse?”
Continue reading Ask A Therapist: Healing from and holding accountable perpetrators of childhood abuse
by Will Sweger
On a sunny Saturday morning, a group of people who had never met formed a circle in a forest. One by one, they shared what they hoped to get from spending the day touring Diablo Lake in North Cascades National Park. Some expressed a desire to learn more about history, others were there to meet new friends, still others just wanted to explore their surroundings.
Continue reading Trip to North Cascades Highlights Diversity Outdoors
by Carolyn Bick
On the morning of Aug. 21, Seattle’s more than 6,000 unsheltered homeless individuals awakened breathing air deemed unhealthy for everyone.
Continue reading People Experiencing Homelessness Have Few Options Under a Haze of Smoke
by Gracie Bucklew
[This story was originally the Valedictorian speech at The Center School’s 2018 graduation ceremony on June 20. It has been lightly edited for clarity.]
As the end of eighth grade grew closer, I was filled with trepidation for what the next four years might bring. I fantasized about failing all my classes on purpose so I’d have to stay at South Shore PreK-8. But that wouldn’t work because the rest of my class would be gone, and I’d have to make friends with the seventh graders.
Continue reading Dear Fellow 2018 Graduates…
by Anne Althauser
We have to talk to our families about cancer.
Cancer. No one wants to talk about it, but after attending the Cierra Sisters’ Families Coming Together Conference last Saturday, October 8, I left convinced that we must start breaking through our silent fears to have what might be life-saving conversations. Continue reading Cierra Sisters’ Conference encourages life-saving conversations about cancer
REGISTER TODAY to SAVE A LIFE: Cierra Sisters Cancer Conference, October 8th
Cancer affects more than an individual—its effects can be felt by entire families and communities. As a community, it’s time to take charge of our own cancer prevention and protect our loved ones from the devastating effects of this disease.
Saturday October 8, 2016, join Cierra Sisters and partners for a conference about cancer and life-saving cancer prevention. Continue reading Cierra Sisters to Host Cancer Conference October 8th
by Emily Williamson
Summer is a season in which you’re likely to travel more than usual. But when you do, your fitness routine usually gets thrown off! Although you may not be able to get to a gym for your regular workout, you can stay active by following these tips: Continue reading Travel Tips for Staying Fit