Category Archives: Wellness

Ask A Therapist: Healing from and holding accountable perpetrators of childhood abuse

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?”

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Trip to North Cascades Highlights Diversity Outdoors

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.

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Dear Fellow 2018 Graduates…

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.

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Cierra Sisters’ Conference encourages life-saving conversations about cancer

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

Cierra Sisters to Host Cancer Conference October 8th

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