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  • Traumatic events destroy the sustaining bonds between individual and community.
  • Those who have survived learn that their sense of self, of worth, of humanity, depends upon a feeling of connection with others.
  • The solidarity of a group provides the strongest protection against terror and despair, and the strongest antidote to traumatic experience.
  • Trauma isolates; the group re-creates a sense of belonging.
  • Trauma shames and stigmatizes; the group bears witness and affirms.
  • Trauma degrades the victim; the group exalts her.
  • Trauma dehumanizes the victim; the group restores her humanity.
  • Repeatedly in the testimony of survivors there comes a moment when a sense of connection is restored by another person’s unaffected display of generosity.

Compassionate action has to start with ourselves. It is unconditional compassion for ourselves that leads naturally to unconditional compassion for others. If we are willing to stand fully in our own shoes and never give up on ourselves, then we will be able to put ourselves in the shoes of others and never give up on them.

Pena Chadron

Don’t judge yourself by what others did to you.

C. Kennedy, Omorphi

Bullying is killing our kids. Being different is killing our kids and the kids who are bullying are dying inside. We have to save our kids whether they are bullied or they are bullying. They are all in pain.

Cat Cora

Woman must not accept; she must challenge.
She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her;
she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.

Margaret Sanger

If we don’t change, we don’t grow.
If we don’t grow, we are not really living.
Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.

Gail Sheehy

There is power and strength alone in knowing your price and who you were created to be. Virtuous, worthy, capable….more precious than jewels.

Far Above Rubies~ Proverbs 31:10 Felisha D. McCaskill

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The trauma of abuse and domestic violence can stay with you long after you’ve escaped the abusive situation. Far Above Rubies services and programs are geared towards long-term effects of abuse to support survivors. Counseling, mentoring, therapy, and support groups are extremely important to your healing process.

Our Programs

  • Counseling And Mentoring
  • Housing Counseling
  • Therapeutic Services
  • Financial Literacy
  • Referral Services

Take a step today towards your healing process by contacting
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Long and Short Term Effects
Child Abuse

Child abuse is domestic violence. Children who live in a home where there is violence are known to be significantly more at risk of being the victims of physical, sexual and psychological abuse and neglect than any other children.

  • Inability to concentrate or engage appropriately in learning or play activities
  • Become withdrawn, uncommunicative, isolated
  • Find it difficult to form attachments and maintain good relationships with adults and other children
  • Trouble sleeping, or settling down
  • Show disruptive behaviours – tantrums, bullying, aggression
  • Excessive fears, shyness
  • Unhappiness, worries, anxious
  • Demand excessive attention
  • Physical or emotional neglect
  • Be unable to confide in or trust other adults
  • Physical, emotional, psychological harm

Verbal Abuse

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Sexual Abuse

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Emotional Abuse

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Effects of Bullying

Kids who are bullied can experience negative physical, school, and mental health issues. Kids who are bullied are more likely to experience:

  • Depression and anxiety, increased feelings of sadness and loneliness, changes in sleep and eating patterns, and loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy. These issues may persist into adulthood.
  • Health complaints
  • Decreased academic achievement—GPA and standardized test scores—and school participation. They are more likely to miss, skip, or drop out of school.

A very small number of bullied children might retaliate through extremely violent measures. In 12 of 15 school shooting cases in the 1990s, the shooters had a history of being bullied.

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Physical Abuse

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Financial Abuse

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Psychological Abuse

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On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.

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You Deserve To Not Only Survive But Thrive

Some may ask, "How do I begin to thrive?" It all begins by cultivating your heart in knowing who God created you to be. For your price is Far Above Rubies. Though you may have experienced the most traumatic situation in your life you are still worth more than rubies. You survived the storm and you deserve to thrive by getting the proper longterm healing through counselors, support groups, workshop leaders and trusted guides. You are worth it.

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