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Connie C.

"provide a Supportive Environment for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse & Trauma"

Dillsboro, NC, USA
female, age 62
single
Speaks: English/American
Joined Dec 24, 2008
What I Want to Do:


 
My primary cause -

 

SEASCAT

a Supportive Environment for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse & Trauma


Vision Statement

Our vision is a world where every child is raised in a loving and nurturing environment, so there is no need to help adult survivors of child abuse.


Beliefs:

  • Children should always be loved and nurtured by the people who raise them.

  • Children should always feel safe and secure in their environment.

  • Children should grow into adults who feel safe in their world, in control of their life, and able to contribute to society in a meaningful way.


SEASCAT” is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating, finding, &/or providing a supportive living environment for adult survivors of childhood abuse for the purpose of allowing them the safety and security they need to focus on recovery.


We are not an online support group only for survivors. I have an extensive list of survivor forums for those interested. SEASCAT is for planning and organizing to fullfill our mission statement and welcome everyone with interest.


SEASCAT's been a dream for 15 years, but due to the struggles of daily living was only incorporated in May of '08.  We are working on the 501(C)3.


Not long ago, the diagnosis of C-PTSD didn't even exist and forget trying to find a psychiatrist to accept the diagnosis of DID (MPD, then) . Now, there are more websites with useful information then I can keep track of!  (I've been working on organizing my links and it's really quite overwhelming.)


There are two things that are different about SEASCAT:

  1. our focus is "adult survivors of child abuse" (most org.s are slightly different such as DID, child abuse prevention, sexual abuse, domestic violence, PTSD mostly for veterans, etc.)

  2. our goal of creating a supportive and nurturing "physical" environment.... an actual place for survivors to come to and feel safe while working on recovery (not a recovery program receiving $ from insurance and fees, not an online support group, not a weekly meeting.... but a place to live).  For many of us, homelessness has been a major roadblock towards our recovery.


Connie Jean Conklin, MEd, founder 2008 SEASCAT



 
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Joined Dec 24, 2008 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Professional Connections, Support a Cause 
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Groups Asheville, Nc, Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill, Care2 Feedback and Suggestions, Citizens Against Child Abuse, DUO for World Peace, Death to the Death Penalty, SEASCAT, Supportive Environment for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse & T, ThePetitionSite Center
Hometown  
Homepage http://www.seascat.org  
Birthday Aug 02, 1952  
Languages English/American  
About Me a survivor who still struggles now and then, sensitive, caring, relatively intelligent and not quite over the hill...
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  Lifestyle
Pets I love all animals that graze  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Depends
Religions Apostlic Christian, buddhist  
Eating Habits Almost Vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me
My Philosophy struggles are learning opportunities without which we won't grow, and if we don't learn from them we're doomed to repeat them.... (or I'd have given up long ago! I want something better in the next life.)
What Gives Me Hope the fact that I'm still here-
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Since you can't make people care... I'd suppose I'd feel compelled to tax the heck out of the rich who don't donate- until a few basic needs are met for everyone.
What/who changed my life and why Martin Luther King changed the world during my lifetime.
Also, long story about my inspiration for SEASCAT- I'm still trying to make sense of what I've recently learned....
What Bugs Me hypocrisy, Apathy  
Passions learning  
Inspirations can't explain in short phrases, I'm feeling very lost right now!  
What Scares Me -but I pretend and hope it changes, being alone, my sister, narcissists, cops, my NMother, more things then I can count right now-  
  Favorites
Role Models Martin Luther King Jr., Jesus Christ, Daisaku Ikeda  
Quotation The purpose of life is to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have it make some difference that we lived at all." (Leo Roston)
Interests hiking, swimming when I can find a place, gardening, nature  
Books anything that makes me think-  
Music jazz makes me nervous, needs a melody, no booming bass, 'cause I have PTSD, Eclectic tastes...wide variety  
Movies In Her Shoes, The Milagro Beanfield War, Pay it Forward  
TV Shows it's never a priority, catch a few things online on occassion, don't have TV  
Favorite Foods and Chimayo red, Hatch green chili  
Favorite Places Northern NM  
Can't Live Without chocolate  
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Cynthia NM late 90's

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