Building Your Core Value Bank

We all can probably agree that 2020 has been a weird year. With the mandatory quarantine in most states due to COVID-19, many people began to experience symptoms of sadness and depression. It is also very easy to forget your value and worth when you are stuck indoors and unable to go to work, school, or out to social events. Being reminded of your core value is most important at this time for your mental state and your personal security that comes from within.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month April 2021: Adverse Childhood Experiences

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), otherwise known as severe childhood traumas, create toxic stress and lead to growth and developmental issues for children, negatively impacting their long-term health. To prevent ACEs from causing additional damage to the child’s health, we must first know what is considered an Adverse Childhood Experience, learn how to recognize if a child may have experienced them, and know how to reduce the effects.

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Healthy Relationships: How to Effectively Communicate without Fighting

Family Builders believes in healthy relationships where both people are free to be themselves, understand each other’s values, and accept each other without trying to change one another. To do this, there needs to be a high level of open communication free of frustration and confusion. Here are four steps for effective communication in a healthy relationship.

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How to have and show gratitude during hard times

COVID-19 stress plus the holiday season stress has many people on edge. Many of us are separated from our families due to social distancing or due to reasons caused by our involvement in a domestic violence situation. However, during these times, it is imperative to remember to have gratitude for the things you do have and the things that are going well in your life.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

It’s October, which means Domestic Violence Awareness Month is here. COVID-19 is making the already high numbers of Domestic Violence rise beyond average in Oklahoma. Oklahoma is ranked sixth for the highest rate of physical intimate partner violence, and there are over 21,000 calls every 15 minutes to domestic violence hotlines, according to the National Coalition against Domestic Violence.

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How to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Your Goals

Sometimes, achieving your goals can seem like an impossible task. Even if you have a clear plan as to how you will accomplish your goals, there are always obstacles in your path. Overcoming those obstacles is what brings life meaning and provides a sense of accomplishment and success. Here are some tips to help you overcome the obstacles that sometimes keep you from achieving your goals.

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What do you do when you are hurt?

We all have experiences in life that hurt us. It is how we deal with that hurt and our reactions that determine how quickly we will move forward. Last month we touched on Core Value, what it is, and how it benefits you. This month we are discussing more about Core Hurts, which creates an abrupt drop in someone’s self-esteem, value, and confidence.

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