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Maybe if we all talked a little more about abuse, together we could make supporting survivors of abuse the hip thing to do. Support the Centre with a Simple Letter. As the Centre continues to receive a number of referrals from other agencies in the Kingston and surrounding area, we continue to receive feedback that our services are valuable and greatly needed.
We appreciate the feedback and are hoping to formalize these responses through letters from organizations that see value in what we do. We have drafted a sample support letter which is attached here, and we are asking our partners, friends, and supporters to please cut and paste this letter on your own letterhead, sign your name, and send to us.
Your letter will go a long way in helping us validate the need in our community for trauma and abuse focused therapy and education.
Please mail, or scan and email a copy to us today. Thanks again for all the support and encouraging feedback! Submitted by Centre on September 8, — am. The Centre is pleased to announce The Mansion, a Kingston bar and restaurant has become a premium sponsor for our Sept 24th 3 Pitch Tournament. Mansion will be providing a number of items and services for the tournament:. BBQ food and beverages on site for the day. Prizes for tournament and derby winners. An after-party room reserved at the Mansion with a free pitcher for the winning team.
Heal Your Memories, Change Your Life: Move On In Your Life To A Phenomenal Present And Future
The Centre is also pleased to announce sponsorships from other local businesses. Play It Again Sports have provided the tournament with 3 dozen softballs for games and the home run derby. Canadian Tire has donated water bottles, and Pepsi Canada has donated pop and water for our canteen fundraiser. Many more local businesses are looking to get involved and we welcome their contributions. Our goal is to create an entertaining experience for the twelve teams in our tournament. We want teams to come back next year, and we want to expand to a 2 day, 16 team tournament.
Having The Mansion involved will surely help us create a fun atmosphere.
Heal Your Memories, Change Your Life By Frank Healy
It really is heartwarming to see the Kingston community come together for a great cause. The tournament will host 12 teams on September 24th at the Cloverdale diamonds. All funds raised will benefit the Centre for Abuse and Trauma Therapy. More details can be found on our news and events page. If any individuals are interested in playing, some teams are looking for men or women to complete their teams. If interested, send us an email: info centrefortherapy.
Submitted by Centre on September 7, — am. UPS decided to give to our cause because they are a company that is dedicated to strengthening their communities and helping those in need. As you may know, donations and fundraising help the Centre provide therapy on a sliding scale to low-income members of our community. All donations help us provide our services to more clients who need it but cannot afford it.
Companies like UPS Canada can make a big difference in the life of someone in our community.
Hear what one of our clients has to say about the difference a donation makes for them:. We continue to fundraise and request government funding with the goal of being able to provide treatment to all clients as needed. Thanks again to UPS Canada, for showing you truly care about our community. Submitted by Centre on August 13, — pm. Why do people use them? People use these drugs to alter the mental state of their victim, causing the victim to become submissive.
The drugs often have no color, smell, or taste. A victim does not know they are being drugged, yet they are removed out of clarity of mind and easy to take advantage of. What do the drugs do? Date-rape drugs induce sexual activity that a person does not agree to. It can include touching that is not appropriate, sexual intercourse, rape, and attempted rape.
These drugs are powerful and dangerous, and strongly alter the perception of the victim. What do they look like? There is a wide variety of date-rape drugs. They can come in liquid, powdered or a pill form. The variation in appearance makes it difficult to detect their presence by looking at your drink. Some drugs can have a slightly salty taste, can cloud the drink, turn the drink dark blue, and the most advanced kind will not alter the flavor or appearance of the drink whatsoever.
Who uses them?
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However, these drugs are used by people who wish to engage you in sexual activity without your consent. This is not to say that they are not used on people of close relation to the deviant, however, they are most commonly used by strangers who aim to never see you again. Where do people use them? However, they can be found in all areas in which people are drinking.
The goal is to make the victim feel their decision was impaired by the over-consumption of alcohol, while not realizing they were drugged.
How do they work? The drugs can make you become weak, confused, and can even cause you to pass out so that you are unable to refuse sex or defend yourself.
If you are drugged, you might not remember what happened while you were drugged. How do you protect yourself? Any drug that can affect judgment and behavior can put a person at risk for unwanted sexual assault, one must understand that alcohol can also be used to impair a victim for the purpose of sexual assault. Never let your drink out of sight, share drinks, consume drinks that are unattended.
If someone buys you a drink, go to the bar and watch it be poured. If you feel unusual, get help right away. What to do if you are assaulted? If you believe you were assaulted, get medical care right away. Call or go to an emergency room. There may be physical evidence of the rape or assault.
Call the police from the hospital, and tell them exactly what you remember. Be honest about all your activities. You may later find trauma therapy helpful in coping with your situation. Submitted by Centre on July 17, — pm.
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When a person is depressed they may look at the world in a negative way. This is usually referred to as pessimism. The intense feelings associated with depression can be very overwhelming and can lead to low self-esteem, self-blame, and unworthiness. Children who live in a home that is abusive — whether it is emotional, physical, or sexual — have a sense of feeling trapped.
They feel helpless and hopeless, therefore creating a natural defense for their emotions. Here are some examples:. When a child feels excited about something but is let down over and over again, after a while they will learn to stop getting excited about things.
A child will eventually stop trying to do things, especially things that they not only get excited about but also that require some kind of work or effort on their part. They think that their efforts will lead to negative outcomes, so they stop trying. A pessimistic outlook on life is a defense to negative outcomes in their childhood; they have no reason to believe that anything they do will lead to something positive so they learn to feel hopeless.
Children who are abused will almost always self-blame. They believe that there must be something wrong with themselves and that is why their parents or others treat them badly. This creates low self-esteem, and the abuser will continue to tell the child it is their fault; children tend to believe the abuser, therefore, feel responsible for the abuse. Depression and Grief:. A person who suffered from childhood abuse may have many reasons for feeling sad.
One of these reasons could be grieving a loss that is directly related to their experience of trauma. This may be feelings of grief for missing out on a happy childhood or missing out on a loving parent. They may also feel sadness at the loss of their own innocence.