Junior Spartans beaten at Pleasant Valley, 31-14

first_imgChico >> Red Bluff junior Spartans midget head coach Randy Davis knew his team’s toughest test would come against the Pleasant Valley junior Viking midgets. On a windy Saturday afternoon at Pleasant Valley’s Asgard Yard the two 6-1 teams would meet up to settle things on the field.Unfortunately for Red Bluff, the junior Spartans were beaten soundly in the second half to fall to PV, 31-14. The game started a little scary for Red Bluff after fumbling the opening kickoff. Fortunately, the junior …last_img read more

Resource Discovery| Struggle Well: Thriving in the Aftermath of Trauma

first_imgKen Falke and Josh Goldberg are no strangers to the struggle and hardships of life, having both been through their own and bearing witness to the experiences of others. Through their work at Boulder Crest, both Falke and Goldberg have made it their life’s mission to help Veterans take their struggle and transform it into profound strength and lifelong growth. While Falke and Goldberg’s work through Boulder Crest is focused on assisting Veterans, the authors noticed a need in the civilian community as well and have written the book Struggle Well: Thriving in the Aftermath of Trauma.In their book, Falke and Goldberg take a personal approach by providing their own stories of struggle and their journey to achieving Posttraumatic Growth (PTG). Falke and Goldberg provide the readers with “actionable strategies for making peace with past experiences, living in the present, and planning for a great future”.Some key takeaways from their book include:The importance of the work of Drs. Richard Tedeschi and Lawrence Calhoun, where they have studied tragedy and trauma, and how this ties in to people’s ability to recover and bounce back.That struggle is inevitable and part of the human experience, but it’s how we can use these negative experiences and turn them into a positive.The potential for posttraumatic growth after trauma and the ability to turn struggle into strength.The ability to re-story your narrative; creating a new story and finding new purpose in life.To share your story with others and help guide those that are in similar situations that you have once been in.To continue to share your story and be a positive example of posttraumatic growth.If you’re interested in learning more about Posttraumatic Growth, MFLN has resources for you through webinars and podcasts!Opportunities & Possibilities: Posttraumatic Growth in Research & Practice (Part 1) Opportunities & Possibilities: Posttraumatic Growth in Research & Practice (Part 2)Anchored. Episode 16| Walking the PATHH: Exploring the Journey of Posttraumatic Growthlast_img read more

Shelter home rape case: NGOs offer to surrender contracts

first_imgIn the wake of the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case and Aasra short-stay home case in Patna, Non-Government Organisations managing the government-funded 110 such homes in Bihar are offering to surrender their contract with the State’s Social Welfare Department. The CBI, investigating the Muzaffarpur sexual abuse case, has speeded up the investigation.TISS reportEarlier, in its 100-page report, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) had raised fingers at several NGOs running shelter and short-stay homes in different districts of Bihar where instances of sexual and physical abuse with the inmates were reported. Besides Muzaffarpur, the TISS social audit report had red-flagged 14 other such homes for abuse.Among the several NGOs which have offered to surrender their contract with the State Social Welfare Department is the one managed by Padma Shri award winner Sister Sudha Varghese. Sister Varghese runs an NGO to manage a shelter home for trafficked women and girls in the border district of Purnia. “I’ve written to the Social Welfare Department that I want to surrender my contract for Purnia shelter home as I feel it is difficult to manage that from Patna… if something unpleasant happens, I cannot reach there before 8 hours… so I decided to surrender my contract,” Ms. Varghese told local journalists. The Purnia shelter home run by her keeps about 65 girls, some of them trafficked, some mentally challenged and sick. Ms. Varghese was awarded the Padma Shri in 2006 for her pioneering work with the marginalised section of society. She also runs an adoption agency in Danapaur locality, near Patna.23 contracts cancelled“Until now, six NGOs have offered to surrender their contracts with the Department… this has come in the wake of the Muzaffarpur shelter home and Aasra short-stay home controversies,” said Department Director Raj Kumar. The Department, he said, has also cancelled contracts of 23 NGOs running shelter homes for girls, boys and beggars in the State in the past few months. He added that some Department officials too have been trying to get transferred to other departments. “We’ve asked the NGOs to continue till alternative arrangements are being made and we’ve also floated tender for a new set-up managed by the government,” he said. Earlier, the State government had announced that it would run all shelter and short-stay homes.Meanwhile, the CBI has speeded up its probe and conducted searches at several places and questioned many people. State Urban Development Department Minister Suresh Sharma, though, has refused to resign from his post as demanded by the Opposition RJD leader, Tejaswi Yadav. Mr. Yadav also ‘threatened’ to ‘expose’ if Mr. Sharma did not resign.“I’ll file a defamation suit against Tejaswi Yadav for dragging my name into the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case,” said Mr. Sharma who represents the Muzaffarpur Assembly seat on a BJP ticket.last_img read more