Scars: What Lies Beneath Physical Abuse

March 26th, 2019 // // Tags: , , , , , , ,

“A child that’s being abused doesn’t stop loving its parents, it stops loving itself.”  As young people come into the Claudia Black Young Adult Center with addictions,...

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When Parents Have a Distorted Sense of Boundaries

March 23rd, 2017 // // Tags: , , , ,

Excerpted from the book Changing Course by Claudia Black, Ph.D., Senior Fellow at The Meadows Many times abandonment issues are fused with distorted, confused, or undefined personal...

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All of the Feels: Accepting the Gifts of Emotion

February 16th, 2017 // // Tags: , , ,

By Brenna Gonzales, MS, LPC, Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows Therapist In our culture, we are taught that certain feelings are off limits. There is a...

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Trauma Can Lead to Eating Disorders

January 12th, 2017 // // Tags: , , , , , , ,

Heather was raped when was she was a young adult. Her feelings of fear, rage, and powerlessness that followed became overwhelming and unmanageable. Initially, the stress she...

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If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes

May 9th, 2016 // // Tags: , , ,

Natalie felt lost. She didn’t quite understand why, but everything just felt wrong somehow. Even though it was hard for her to admit that she needed help,...

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Man Rule #1: No Crying

January 6th, 2016 // // Tags: , , ,

By Dan Griffin, Senior Fellow at The Meadows “Stop crying or I’ll give you something to cry about!” “What? Are you going to cry like a little...

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New Workshop Offered at the Claudia Black Young Adult Center

May 7th, 2015 // // Tags: , , , ,

Young adult women at the Claudia Black Young Adult Center now have the opportunity to experience a Personal Safety and Empowerment Workshop led by the center’s wellness...

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