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Finding My Authentic Self

By Kristine Ives, CCASA Blogger I have spent the majority of my life trying to get ahead. Self worth was found in grades, athletic performance, and accomplishments. I loved when people would tell me they…

The Garcia Gene

By an Anonymous Survivor in Denver There was always a saying in my family; “You’re a Garcia you have the Garcia temper!” If someone managed to cause a scene, like always, I would simply hear;…

One Woman’s Journey to Rise

By Heather Schreck, CCASA Guest Blogger My name is Heather Schreck.  I am 39 years old.  I am a daughter, a sister, and a friend, I am a woman and I am a survivor. It…

Surviving the Holidays

By Kemi Chavez, CCASA Blogger I’m a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. My abusers were well known to me, as they were either relatives or close friends of my family. My experience with sexual abuse…