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Columnist Armstrong Williams struggles with the suicide of a close friend and how to help prevent suicide. That has a lot to do with learning to listen, rather than giving advice, when someone you care about is feeling sad, scared, angry, or hopeless.
Ending homelessness for Veterans is not just about housing – healthy, stable relationships matter too
Ending homeless for America’s veterans is not just about stable, affordable housing. Evidence-based skills training for creating and sustaining healthy, lasting relationships with family members, neighbors and co-workers is also vital to their long-term success.
An innovative initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is helping Veterans overcome challenges reintegrating into their homes, communities and civilian jobs.
During a company retreat in Miami, American Income Life executives and their spouses help formerly homeless South Florida Veterans get a fresh start.
Virginia Satir, known as the “Mother of Family Therapy,” and Dr. Marty Sullivan, a pioneer of Duke University’s Integrative Medicine program, were among the earliest innovators in their fields to integrate relationship skills training into modern approaches to promoting health and wellness. Findings from a five-year federally funded study provide significant evidence validating the models they embraced.
As America searches for answers after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and President Obama proposes an assault weapons ban, raising sons who don’t become killers also depends on helping them understand and safely express painful emotions.
Five steps to the Don Lemon debrief to help parents and children stay connected.
Peggy Vaughan, author of “The Monogamy Myth” and “Beyond Affairs,” died at her home in California on November 8th after a four-year battle with cancer. Her death came on the day CIA Director David Petraeus submitted his resignation. For more than 30 years, Vaughan was the go-to person for reporters, producers and the general public searching for answers about why people cheat and how to live beyond the affair.
Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado said Parkview Gardens, a new Carrfour community that opened in Liberty City this week, is a model for the potential for public/private partnerships to provide quality, affordable housing to reduce homelessness in America’s most distressed urban neighborhoods.
Elisa Etienne, a family support specialist helping end homelessness for Veteran families in South Florida, says her work has helped her “learn to remember that everyone has a story and no one person always makes the right choices; sometimes individuals need a helping hand to regain their footing and remind themselves that they are inherently good and blessed beyond measure.”
Shantel Sims, a Family Support Specialist for Operation Sacred Trust, says her work with the homeless community has taught her much about the strength of the human spirit. “I have seen people lose everything and never give up hope,” she says.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has a new goal to care for and heal our wounded Veterans. In addition to repairing their damaged bodies and minds, VA has embarked on a unique campaign to repair their crumbling intimate relationships.
Tadd Romney’s threat to “take a swing” at President Obama following Tuesday’s Presidential debate may be a sign his “emotional jug” is leaking. Here’s a chance for Mitt Romney to offer his oldest son some relief and a helpful exercise for the rest of us too.
From the Trenches of South Florida, Cedric Halyard is Ending Homelessness for America’s Veteran Families
Cedric Halyard, Director of Veteran Outreach for Operation Sacred Trust, overcame homelessness and addictions after returning from deployment in Operation Desert Storm. His personal experience has helped him help more than 1,000 other Veterans and their family members who are homeless or at risk of homelessness rebuild the foundation of their lives.
Alexis Wright comes from the friendliest town in Maine. The 29-year-old Zumba instructor has stirred things up in Small Town, USA as local police publicize the names of 150 men who allegedly paid her for sex and local couples struggle with the challenge of overcoming infidelity.
“More than one Veteran has talked about having it all one day and then finding himself living on the streets, a car, storage unit, bus stop, train station or abandoned building the next, having lost everything,” says Miguel Marquez, Outreach Specialist for Operation Sacred Trust.
A landmark national study of leading evidence-based marriage and relationship education programs shows strong consumer satisfaction and the potential for significant industry growth.
After four years of Army service, including deployment to the Middle East, Gabby Cornett saw the lasting impact on her brother firsthand. His struggles inspire her daily commitment to help South Florida Veterans reconnect with themselves, loved ones, and access the resources they’ve earned.
Hope for Overcoming Critical Shortage of Physicians Begins with Helping Children Believe in Themselves
As 159 future doctors take their oath at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, VCOM, Class of 2016 White Coat ceremony, a father reflects on the value of raising children to believe in themselves and their ability to fulfill the dreams, potential and promise of their lives.
Carrfour Supportive Housing’s ground-breaking for Hampton Village apartments in Miami Friday is part of a $17 million investment of federal stimulus monies that will create about 340 construction jobs, provide high quality, affordable housing for 1,092 people, and help prevent homelessness in one of the nation’s most distressed communities.