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Author: Holly West-Pauley

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the harm done by elder abuse and discover ways to prevent and stop it. Elder abuse is stigmatized as an “impossible” act, and most older adults do not report the abuse because they fear retaliation, abandonment or neglect. The Facts Approximately 1 in 10 Americans […]

By Austin Horne, LGBTQ+ Outreach Specialist The labels used by the Q+ community are meant to help people find connection with similar people. While many Q+ people feel more in community with other queer people than with cisgender heterosexual people, many still hope to find groups of people with similar identities as a way to […]

In response to the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde Texas, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help children, families, educators and communities navigate what they are seeing and hearing, acknowledge their feelings, and find ways to cope together. These resources include: Talking to Children about the Shooting Helping Youth After […]

Elder abuse often goes unreported when victims do not feel as if they have a safe space to talk about sensitive issues. Use these tips when talking to your older loved ones to encourage them to share. If you need help having a tough conversation, email us at communityoutreach@fspcares.org for support.

After a tragic loss, Diane turned to Family Service of the Piedmont for help with her grief. With the help of therapist Janet Cecil, she delved deeper than she expected – coming to terms with childhood abuse and addressing the drinking problem that resulted from it. Hear how she regained control of her life in […]

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