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How to Survive the Holidays After Your Family Has Survived a Trauma

Holidays are meant to be a time of celebration, connection and joy, and this time of year, it feels like this message is everywhere, from commercials to jingles to holiday cards – a non-stop barrage that everything is jolly, and merry, and bright. For some families, this is absolutely the case; holidays are anticipated and enjoyed with excitement. But often, for families who have survived a loss or a trauma, the holidays are endured instead of celebrated, serving as a spotlight on just how difficult things are right now.

Welcome Preston: Small Talk's Canine Advocate

At Small Talk, one of our primary goals is to provide hope and healing for children who have experienced trauma that often accompanies child sexual and physical abuse. As we have continued to grow, our staff and board began to explore the idea of adding a canine advocate to our team to help us accomplish this goal in a unique and powerful way.

 

MSUFCU Picks Small Talk as their 2016 Charity Partner

The ideas of “heroism” and “bravery” come up a lot around Small Talk. They’ve really become a significant part of our vocabulary. These children are brave for telling about their abuse and brave for coming to counseling. They are heroes because by using their voices they protect other children.

 

It’s not just the children who exude these qualities, it’s our staff, our board, and our supporters as well. Recently MSUFCU has stepped up in a big way and have dedicated themselves to being heroes at Small Talk.

 

Joe Dimmick Foundation Donation

We want to give a huge thank you to the entire Joe Dimmick Memorial Foundation. In addition to the money they raise to fund scholarships for students to learn about insurance in college, they also make a yearly donation to a local charity. Small Talk was lucky enough to be the recipient this year and we couldn't be more grateful...

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To provide a comfortable, child-friendly atmosphere where children receive coordinated services during the child abuse investigative process.

our vision

A state of the art center leading the community in addressing child abuse and empowering children to have the courage to heal.