June 27, 2017

Volunesia, which means that moment when you forget you're volunteering to help change lives, because it is changing yours. Yes, that is exactly what my experience has been volunteering for Pinwheel Place. Deep inside I always knew I wanted to make a difference. When I read through the whole purpose of Pinwheel Place, it was very inspiring and I wanted to be associated with their mission in my own small way. With my desire and passion for writing, I took up blogging assignments to raise awareness of their philosophy. Every assignment has been a learning experience. Little did I know, that as I got myself more involved, I was not only touched by the harsh realities of abused children but I was coming to value and appreciate my life even more, I feel grateful for all that I am blessed with. I look forward to contributing and being the voice to support making a difference in the lives of the innocent victims. Lynn gives me the opportunity to explore and write on something new, and I challe...

June 21, 2017

The reason that volunteering is important to me might sound a bit different because it doesn’t come from a compassionate place, a word that is used to often describe volunteers.  No, my reason is much more selfish some might say.  I volunteer for myself.  Yes, it might seem selfish to some, however, it is a reason to do a good thing—give back.  

Day to day life, especially if you have chosen a career in the corporate world, can be so mind numbly, monotonous if you let it.  Getting up out of bed before the sun is up, making the commute, having to sum up the energy to walk into a building that you clearly don’t want to be in for the remainder of your day, working all day to only have to work all day the next day, get home after dark, and for what?  To make someone else money for reasons that you aren’t entirely sure on yourself.  What do we do here?  Is it worth any of this?  Is this multi-million-dollar international company really doing anything GOOD? Unfortunately, this...

June 4, 2017

There are many children like Kevin who are victims of maltreatment and carry deep scars, which are largely unrecognized throughout their lives. The key concept underlying the ACE Study is that stressful and traumatic childhood experiences can negatively impact almost every aspect of human life. 

Let's be cognizant of the effects of toxic stress from ACEs - 

Long-term effects on the body

Studies have found a strong relationship between the exposure to abuse or household dysfunction during childhood and multiple risk factors for several of the leading causes of death in adults. Childhood trauma has been directly linked to chronic lung disease, cancer, ischemic heart disease, skeletal fractures, liver disease, challenges with physical inactivity, and severe obesity.

Effects on child's developing brain 

Prolonged exposure to chronic stress and trauma can disrupt healthy brain development and induce changes in the architecture of different regions of the developing brain (e.g., amygdala, hippoca...

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Red Bank, NJ 07701

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A home for children at risk of abuse or neglect

A 501(c) 3 non-profit organization

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