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Welcome to PeerGalaxy Calendar featuring over 99,000+ monthly offerings of FREE telephone- and online-accessible peer support, recovery support + wellness activities!

Over 30+ warmlines plus webinars, workshops, job postings, special events, consumer input opportunities and more.

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How Events are Sorted:

First, at the top of the list: SAMHSA Disaster Helpline and similar links.

Next in the list: Bundled “All Day” Events for organizations with events happening at multiple times throughout the day and/or in many formats or locations; these are bundled into a single listing to prevent endless scrolling.  Usually these offer a lookup by zip code or other criteria. 

Lastly, Time-Specific Events listed by start time from 12:01am early morning to 11:59pm late night.  Warmlines and places east of Oregon’s time zone tend to start earlier (e.g. 4am in Oregon is 7am in New York).

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00 – Hotline – NCMEC – National Center for Missing & Exploited Children – 24 Hour Hotline – 1-800-843-5678 @ phone
Apr 21 all-day
00 - Hotline - NCMEC - National Center for Missing & Exploited Children - 24 Hour Hotline  - 1-800-843-5678 @ phone

 

24-Hour Call Center 1-800-843-5678

Act immediately if you believe your child is missing.

Download this checklist of actions to be taken by families in the initial stages of a missing child case.

If you have any questions call the NCMEC at 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678). If you are not located in the United States, call your country’s hotline.

NCMEC is the nation’s largest and most influential child protection organization.

We lead the fight to protect children, creating vital resources for them and the people who keep them safe.

HOW NCMEC can help

When you call NCMEC, a Call Center specialist will record information about your child. A NCMEC case management team will next work directly with your family and the law enforcement agency investigating your case. They will offer technical assistance tailored to your case to help ensure all available search and recovery methods are used. As appropriate NCMEC case management teams:

  • Rapidly create and disseminate posters to help generate leads.
  • Rapidly review, analyze and disseminate leads received on 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678) to the investigating law enforcement agency.
  • Communicate with federal agencies to provide services to assist in the location and recovery of missing children.
  • Provide peer support, resources and empowerment from trained volunteers who have experienced a missing child incident in their own family.
  • Provide families with access to referrals they may use to help process any emotional or counseling needs.
01 – Helpline – DoD – Department of Defense – Safe Helpline – Helpline 877-995-5247, One-On-One Chat, Report Retaliation, Resources – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weeknds @ Phone, Text
Apr 21 all-day

 

SAFE Helpline Number on Black background

 

 

DoD Safe Helpline is the sole secure, confidential, and anonymous crisis support service specially designed for members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault.

Safe Helpline Serves

Active Duty Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force Reserve component (Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and DHS’s Coast Guard Reserve) members and their families.

 

 

Telephone Helpline

Need help?

Call 877-995-5247 to be connected with a trained, confidential
Safe Helpline staff member, 24/7.

DSN users can call Safe Helpline by dialing 877-995-5247.

For those unable to call toll-free or DSN, call 202-540-5962.

OCONUS Service members can call the Telephone Helpline for free from
anywhere in the world by using Voice over IP (VoIP) technology from
theSafe Helpline App.

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Online Helpline

Need help?

Visitonline.safehelpline.org or download the Safe Helpline
app
to chat one-on-one with a trained Safe Helpline staff member
through an anonymous, secure instant-messaging format 24/7.

How can the Online Helpline help me?

You can chat one-on-one with a Safe Helpline staff member
to access a range of support services including:

  • Anonymous, confidential, crisis intervention services
  • Emotional support
  • Referrals to both military and civilian resources in your area— sexual assault response coordinators (SARCs)/sexual assault prevention and response victim advocates (SAPR VAs), Chaplain, Legal, Medical/Behavioral health care services, military police, Veterans Crisis Line, local civilian sexual assault service providers, and many others.
  • Information on military-specific policies, such as reporting options (Restricted and Unrestricted)
  • Information for family and friends of survivors
  • Information for leadership

Safe Helpline App

Safe Helpline appWhat is the Safe Helpline app?

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The Safe Helpline app is a free mobile resource created to meet the unique needs of members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault. By downloading the app, you can access 24/7 support through Safe Helpline’s Telephone and Online Helplines, get information and resources to help address the short- and long-term effects of sexual assault, as well as practical exercises, to help you manage your self-care. We also recognize that for many survivors stationed outside of the United States (OCONUS) additional limitations may arise when accessing resources, which is why the Safe Helpline app has been designed to give survivors access to a variety of support services and self-care exercises in a free, and convenient way.

Safe Helpline app home screen

How can the Safe Helpline app help me?

We’ve designed the app to give you a way to access any resource within the app directly from the home screen.

Chat: Access one-on-one support through the Online Helpline, 24/7 and chat directly with a Safe Helpline staff member.

Call: Connect directly to a Safe Helpline staff member for one-on-one support through the Telephone Helpline, 24/7. You can choose to make the call using Voice over IP (VoIP) or by using your cellular data. Using VoIP might be a good option for Service members who are OCONUS and may not have access to cellular service in their current location.

Learn: Within this section of the Safe Helpline app, you can access our self-paced educational programs to learn how to address the effects of sexual assault, how to support a survivor and ways Safe Helpline can support you or someone you know. All of these education programs can be completed anonymously by the user. You’ll also be able to access scenarios to give you tangible ways to step-in and support others.

Self-Care: The app allows you to easily create and use a customized self-care plan with specially designed self-care exercises. Once downloaded, you can come back to view your plan and exercises at any time, even without an Internet connection.

How do the self-care plans work?

The self-care plan is created by answering a series of six questions designed to help you focus and identify how you are feeling at that moment. Questions are answered on a sliding scale of zero (never) to five (always), and the app will recommend different exercises based on your responses. There are no “good” or “bad” answers to these questions, and responses can vary from day to day, depending on how you are feeling.

Once you’ve answered the questions on the plan, the app will suggest self-care exercises. The exercises include:

  • Guided breathing
  • Guided muscle relaxation
  • Imagining yourself at the beach
  • Focusing on the present
  • Soothing sounds, such as sounds of the forest and sounds of rain falling

We recognize the importance of keeping your information safe, so we’ve also set up a security feature that allows you to lock your self-care plans behind a privacy wall using a 6-digit pin of your choosing.

Journaling:

The Safe Helpline app allows you to journal directly in the app with weekly prompts. Taking some time out of your week to journal can give you a moment for reflection and an opportunity for self-care. You can also choose to skip any prompts or just write freely depending on how you are feeling. Some of the questions include:

  • When do you feel the most energized?
  • What do you want to let go of this week?
  • What are three things that you would do if you weren’t afraid?

Like the self-care plans, the journal entries you save are protected by a privacy wall and will allow you to lock your information behind a 6-digit pin of your choosing. You can also access and refer back to your journal without an Internet connection.

Coloring Book:

Sometimes focusing on a mindless activity can help you process difficult emotions and be grounded in the present.  To help with this, another self-care activity available on the app is a collection of six designs, ranging from easy to difficult, that allow you to paint or color your own works of art.

How is the Safe Helpline app secure, and is activity on the app traceable by third parties?

As with all Safe Helpline services, your privacy is of utmost importance, and the technology behind the Safe Helpline app was created by RAINN to protect your safety and anonymity by ensuring that no personally identifiable information (PII) is collected.

The following precautions have been implemented to protect your privacy when using the app:

  • The app does not require an email address or any of your contact information when it is initially downloaded.
  • You have the ability to set up a pin code to protect the information you record in the self-care plans, the journal, and completed coloring book designs.
  • No information on how you use the app is ever collected or shared by Safe Helpline. This includes how often you use the app, who uses the app, or where you use the app.
  • If you are concerned that someone may be able to access the app, you can delete all journal entries, self-care plans, and completed coloring books by simply deleting the app.

While Safe Helpline has taken the steps outlined above to help increase the safety and anonymity of Safe Helpline app users, please remember that if you are using the app on a DoD or other work-related device, your employer may be able to track your usage of this app. In addition, similarly to a paper journal, Safe Helpline app journal entries may be admissible during court proceedings.

REPORT RETALIATION

Military Feedback Form

If you have questions, comments, or complaints about the services on your installation/base or provided by a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), victim advocate or other military staff or personnel, please use this feedback form. You can submit the form anonymously if you prefer. The information you provide on this form will be forwarded to the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO).

Retaliation

If you believe you have experienced or witnessed retaliation in any form from a peer, supervisor, or someone in your chain of command following a report of sexual assault, you can share the retaliation allegations with SAPRO using this form.

If you would like to submit a retaliation report, please report directly to the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) here.

For members of the Coast Guard who have experienced retaliation, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) IG will accept retaliation complaints as falling within the scope of their responsibilities for Whistleblower protection. Coast Guard Members who have experienced retaliation can contact the DHS IG by calling 1-800-323-8603 (toll-free) or access the Allegation Form online.

Retaliation Reporting Options to learn more about how to report relation and your options : https://www.safehelpline.org/reporting-option

RESOURCE LINKS

 

For Responders

I work with Survivors

For Leadership

I am a Commander

For Supporters of Survivors

I am a Friend, Family Member, Colleague

For Service Members Leaving the Military

I am a Transitioning Service Member

For Survivors

I am a Transitioning Service Member

 

01 – Helpline – PHP – Parents Helping Parents – Parent Stress Line – 1-800-632-8188 – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weekends @ phone
Apr 21 all-day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parent Stress Line

1-800 – 632 – 8188

Call our Parent Stress Line any time and any day of the week

if you need to vent about the stress from taking care of a child or children. 18006328188

 

 

04 – Resources – AKIDSCO – A Kids Book About School Shootings – Free
Apr 21 all-day

A Kids Book About School Shootings

Crystal Woodman Miller

Many of us are going to need to find the words to talk to the kids in our lives about tragic events like the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Here’s a free resource from A Kids Company About to help you do that was written by Crystal Woodman-Miller, one of the survivors of the Columbine school shooting.

I hate that we need tools like this. I can’t wait for us to have to write the book “A Kids Book About Why It’s So Hard To Buy A Gun”

Link: www.akidsco.com

There aren’t enough words to explain all the thoughts, emotions, and heartbreak that comes with yesterday’s tragedy in Uvalde. We hope this book helps everyone start somewhere.

We’re making #AKidsBookAboutSchoolShootings free for kids, grownups, and educators everywhere, so that this conversation can get started when it matters most.

FREE DOWNLOAD

A Kids Book About School Shootings by Crystal Woodman Miller:

Link: akidsco.com

 

ARCH National Respite Network – National Respite Locator Service
Apr 21 all-day

 

National Respite Locator Service

ARCH does not provide respite care, but we may be able to help you find it in your local community through your State Respite Coalition or Lifespan Respite Program or through resources listed below, including State Provider Registries or the Eldercare Locator.

If you cannot find respite through the resources listed above, we also maintain the National Respite Locator Service (NRLS), which helps parents, family caregivers, and professionals find respite services in their state and local area to match their specific needs. The NRLS lists primarily home care agencies, assisted living, or state or community-based agencies that provide respite care. If you find that a listing is out of date or no longer providing respite care, please contact ARCH.

If you have a respite program or service you would like to list on the NRLS, please visit the respite provider portal.

State Respite Coalition or Lifespan Respite Program

If your state has a State Respite Coalition or Lifespan Respite Care Program, be sure to contact them first for information about respite providers or ways to pay for respite.

CONTACT Information

Search for Respite on the National Respite Locator

BRMA – Brown Mamas – The Ultimate List of Support Groups for Black Moms
Apr 21 all-day

 

The Ultimate List of Support Groups for Black Moms

Brown Mamas – Pittsburgh & U.S.  – Brown Mamas, Inc. has been around for seven years in the Pittsburgh region.  Brown Mamas began in the living room of Muffy Mendoza.  What started as 5 moms has grown to over 4000  Our mamas love our Pittsburgh chapter so much that we are expanding.  If you are mom who is ready to not just find her tribe, but to inspire other mothers and be the change she wants to see in her community, click here to learn more about starting your own Brown Mamas chapter.

Black Moms Connect – Canada & U.S.

Mommin’ Society – North Carolina & Online

Moms of Black Boys United – Atlanta & Online

Moms Make It Work – NYC

Mocha Moms, Inc. – U.S. (seriously, everywhere)

Whine & Cheese – 27 Chapters in U.S. (including D.C., PA, South Carolina, New York, etc.)

Black Women Do Breastfeed

Motherwork by Mater Mea – NYC

Beautiful Brown Girls Brunch Club – New Jersey

District Motherhued’s DMV MomTribe – D.C. Metro Area

Soul Food for Your Baby – Hawthorne, Calif.

Black Moms Blog Events – Atlanta, GA

Birthing Beautiful Communities – Cleveland, OH

Tessera Collective – Online, Self-Care Support

Melanin Mommies – Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh Black Breastfeeding Circle –

Not-So Melinated Support Groups for Black Moms

Moms Club

La Leche League

Circle of Moms

Meetup.com

Facebook Support Groups for Black Moms

Black Stay-At-Home Mom Village

Black Moms Connection

Black Moms in Charge

Single Black Mothers

Moms of Black Daughters

Moms of Black Sons

Black Moms in College & Beyond

Breast Milk Donation for Black Moms

Sisterhood for Young Black Moms

CGAA – Computer Gaming Addicts Anonymous – Support Meetings, Support Chat for Family and Friends, Resources – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online Via ZOOM
Apr 21 all-day

 

Who We Are

Computer Gaming Addicts Anonymous is a fellowship of people who support each other in recovering from the problems resulting from excessive game playing. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop video gaming, which is completely up to you. CGAA has no dues or fees. Our groups share their collective experience and the principles that helped them, but CGAA has no experts, hierarchy, or required beliefs. We have etiquette and traditions, but no strict rules.
If you are struggling with compulsive gaming, leave your contact info at 970-364-3497 and a CGAA member will call you back
Or email us at helpline@cgaa.info
For other issues, contact us at support@cgaa.info

 

ZOOM MEETINGS

All family and friends of compulsive gamers welcome

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83671786251

Meeting ID: 836 7178 6251

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Dial by your location
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Meeting ID: 826 013 5782
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k0jt3FGFs

 
ZOOM MEETING

All family and friends of compulsive gamers welcome

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83671786251

Meeting ID: 836 7178 6251

One tap mobile
+13017158592,,83671786251# US (Washington DC)
+13126266799,,83671786251# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 826 013 5782
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k0jt3FGFs

 

Gamers Find A Local Support Group

Use the link below to get more information about local groups and a notification when a local meeting is started. Due to the COVID pandemic, most meetings are currently held in an outdoor setting or online.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LOCAL GROUP FINDER TOOL

 

CONTACT GROUPS IN OREGON BY LOCATION

 

 

SUPPORT FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS

What Can I Do?

Video gaming is a common pastime. To many people, it is surprising that it can become a serious addiction, that is, an activity that is engaged in compulsively, without control or concern for consequences.

Video gaming addiction is a very serious problem that is harmful to everyone it touches. Since everyone involved suffers from it, everyone involved needs some help. Here are some important things to know.

First, no one is responsible for someone else’s compulsive gaming. As the Al-Anon slogan goes, “I didn’t cause it, I can’t control it, and I can’t cure it.”

You didn’t cause it.

Some people partly blame themselves for the dysfunctional behavior of their family members, particularly with addicts who are very quick to shift responsibility off themselves and blame others. Perhaps you played games with your loved one, purchased games, or encouraged it, thinking it was a harmless leisure activity. Maybe you’ve been involved in some conflict and wonder if that has driven him or her to hide away in gaming. But no one is responsible for another person’s behavior or mental disorders.

You can’t control it.

You may have already tried to talk to your friend or family member. Perhaps you have bargained with them, or given ultimatums. You have tried to help them see what damage they are doing to themselves and others. And none of it has worked. This is baffling to you. Why don’t they seem to understand or care? Why can’t they see what is obvious to you? This is actually a symptom of the disease of addiction, one that destines efforts for control to failure.

You can’t cure it.

We all would like to believe that we have the ability to help those we love. We often think that if we can just get the right information, figure out the right thing to say or do, perhaps change something about ourselves, we can fix the problem. People should be able to solve their own problems. Why can’t we do that with this one? There is a simple reason. There is no cure for addiction. It requires treatment. The recovery process is long and difficult. And there is only one person who can start that process, the one who is gaming compulsively. There are things you can do. Here are some suggestions that you may want to consider, that other family members and friends have found helpful.

Get information.

The literature of recovery fellowships for family and friends of addicts (such as Al-Anon) has much helpful guidance, some of which is available online as well. There are people who have been in situations very similar to yours, who have learned much from them, and who are willing to share the lessons learned, their experience, strength and hope. We hope you avail yourself of such resources.

Detach with love.

Putting energy into arguing with someone who is playing compulsively will not help either of you. Your loved one has a serious problem that you are powerless to control or cure, and that they will not get help until they want it. As much as you love someone, you cannot force this process on another person.

Stop enabling.

Paradoxically, at the same time people are arguing with, bargaining with or shaming a compulsive gamer, they are often (perhaps without realizing it) supporting the addiction in many ways. Anything that shields an addict from the consequences of his or her behavior is enabling, and can include such basic things as providing food, shelter, money, companionship, housekeeping, and covering for employment and legal difficulties. Helping a compulsive gamer keep up an appearance of normalcy is helping him or her continue in the destructive behavior. While you cannot change him or her, you can make changes for yourself. You can shift your energy away from enabling behaviors and toward meeting your own needs.

Take care of yourself.

Whether or not your loved one ever stops gaming, you deserve to have a healthy and happy life. Once you have accepted that you are powerless over their gaming behavior, you can begin to focus on what you can do for yourself, to accomplish your own goals. With the help of others who have been where you are, you can learn to set healthy boundaries and stick to them.

Join our WhatsApp Chat Site for Family and Friends!

Game-Anon

WhatsApp Group Invite

Visit whatsapp.com/dl on your mobile phone to install.

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Mac OS X 10.10 and higher. WhatsApp must be installed on your phone.

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DOWNLOAD FOR MAC OS X

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Things To Do Instead of Gaming

One of the things we were trying to do with our gaming was meet some basic needs. If we do not meet those needs in normal healthy ways, we will suffer much stronger urges to game again. Some basic needs to cover are social needs, self expression, creativity, a sense of challenge and accomplishment, stress relief, a sense of purpose and meaning, and a sense of safety through control and predictability.

Here are some ideas for activities that will help meet these needs, reduce cravings, help with recovery from addiction, and fill some of the hours freed from compulsive gaming.

Please don’t let the length of this list overwhelm you. The idea is not to start ten new things and try to change everything all at once. We seek small bits of progress, not perfection. A good place to start is to put first things first. What need is currently most important? What’s right in front of me? What opportunity has come my way recently? If we take steps of small improvement with one or two areas each day, we are moving in the right direction.

 

Stress Relief

  • Talking with a sponsor or recovery buddy, CGAA meetings, or step work
  • Getting outside for fresh air and sunlight by taking a walk or doing some outdoor work
  • Meditation, coloring, craft work, journaling, or reading
 

Sense of safety through freedom, control, and predictability

  • Goal setting
  • Counseling or psychotherapy
  • Home organization, renovation, or spring cleaning
 

Sense of purpose, meaning, and self-respect

  • Supporting and growing the larger CGAA fellowship through service work like helping run a meeting, starting a local meeting, doing outreach to professionals, or attending CGAA business meetings
  • Attending a spiritual group like meditation, yoga, spiritual retreat, or religious gathering
  • Doing volunteer work like teaching, helping others, animal care, or building community places
  • Caring for a pet, house plants, or garden
 

Social needs

  • Attending CGAA meetings, connecting outside of meetings, reaching out to newcomers, or calling someone
  • Joining a hobby group like theater, a hiking group, art workshop, book club, public speaking, board games or card game group
  • Hosting a fun event like board games night or karaoke
  • Playing team sports, taking up martial arts, or playing one-on-one sports
  • Going to fun events like concerts, dances, or events on meetup.com
  • Calling up, video conferencing, or visiting with friends, family, neighbors, or other communities
 

Self expression and creativity

  • Journaling, opening up to a CGAA sponsor, or sharing openly in a meeting
  • Art work like drawing, photography, sculpting, or creative writing
  • Performance art like theater, singing, playing music, or writing music
 

Sense of challenge and accomplishment

  • Working the steps with a sponsor
  • Crafts like woodworking, origami, knitting
  • Outdoor activities like gardening, geocaching, bird watching, star gazing, tracking, plant identification, survival skills, or boating
  • Learning something like a foreign language, dancing, magic tricks, mechanical repair, cooking, a musical instrument, or computer programming
  • Career goals like getting a new job, starting a business, enrolling in school, or taking classes
 

Reconnection to one’s body and whole self

  • Meditating on breath, sounds, or bodily sensations
  • Exercise like walking, hiking, swimming, cycling, yoga, jogging, going to a gym, or playing a sport

If you are in your first week or two off of games, it’s likely that few of these ideas will appeal to you. That’s normal. Until our minds and bodies have some time to heal, we have low interest, energy, and motivation. This list will probably not give you something that you can plug in place of video games and immediately throw yourself into with the same zeal. This list is meant to help us explore new ways of spending our time, meeting our needs, and connecting with people. Find a few that hold some appeal and try taking some small steps in their direction. If you can’t seem to think of anything fun to do except game, you can come back to this list, find the most appealing thing, and just take a couple of little steps in its direction.

Consider setting reminders for yourself or keeping a schedule of your time and new activities. It is important to appreciate the small victories of exercising willpower, regaining motivation, and socializing. It helps to discuss our progress and the challenges we experience with a CGAA sponsor, recovery buddy, personal counselor, or therapist.

Rediscovering What is Fun

It is normal to think that nothing but gaming sounds fun. For most of us, our years of compulsive gaming warped and narrowed our idea of fun. As small children, it meant almost anything new or interesting or social or even mildly rewarding. Years of pulling the dopamine lever with video games changed our concept of fun to require instant gratification, frequent rewards, clear and constant progress, excitement, intense visuals, control, and/or predictability.

Part of recovery is letting our concept of fun expand back outward to a wide world of possible new challenges and experiences, many of which are calm and subtle compared to video games. It takes time to overcome withdrawals and heal from the damage, but the change does happen if we abstain from all gaming long term and focus on new pursuits and improving our lives. This list has many activities that do not meet the old, narrow, warped idea of “fun,” but those of us who persist at exploring them do find many to be gratifying and enjoyable.

Take, for example, a hike up a mountain. To a group of hikers excited to venture into the wilderness with friends and see wildlife and panoramic views from on high, all while getting a great workout, it’s a ton of fun. To someone who is uninterested in hiking, out of shape, and focused on every little unpleasant aspect of it, it’s a torturous death march. It is exactly the same hike in either case. The difference is in the attitude and conditioning.

The same is true with every item of these lists. Whether or not an activity sounds fun or torturous depends entirely upon attitude and conditioning. Every one of them has the potential to be gratifying and enjoyable if we adopt a positive attitude, try to have fun, and persist at it, especially when we involve friends and like-minded people.

FCA – Family Caregiver Alliance – Caregiver Support Group – 24/7 @ Email Group
Apr 21 all-day
FCA - Family Caregiver Alliance - Caregiver Support Group - 24/7 @ Email Group

 

Family Caregiver Alliance
Email Support Group 24/7

This group is in e-mail format. Participants send and receive e-mail to take part in discussions. You can receive your posts all together, in one delivery each day, or you can receive them one-by-one, as they are sent.

The choice is yours. It’s fun, easy, and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To join, complete the form below and click the submit button.

Subscribe to Caregiver-Online

You can subscribe to Caregiver-online by following this link and completing the form.  After completing the Subscription form you will email requesting confirmation, to prevent others from gratuitously subscribing you. This is a hidden list, which means that the list of members is available only to the list administrator.

To subscribe, Use this Link and complete the subscription form online:

http://lists.caregiver.org/mailman/listinfo/caregiver-online_lists.caregiver.org

 

Using Caregiver-online

To post a message to all the list members, send email to caregiver-online@lists.caregiver.org. Be sure to subscribe first!

HFRC – Hope for Families Recovery Consultants – Recover Your Family From Addiction – Facbook Group @ Facebook Group
Apr 21 all-day
This group is specifically for those who have a loved one addicted to drugs and alcohol. This is a closed Facebook group which means you must be invited to join. This is to ensure a safe place for people to open up, seek advice, and support one another. We ask that you respect each others privacy and keep all conversations that occur in this group, confidential. We encourage open discussion and support. As part of this group, you’ll have the added benefit of having access to our team of specialist through our Facebook live sessions, where you can ask questions and receive feedback from our specialist about your specific situation.
This group is sponsored by Hope For Families Recovery Center
To Join This Group Visit the Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/familyrecoverysupport

 

 

IS – Isurvive – Online Child Abuse Surviors – Forums and Live Chat Room @ Register for Details
Apr 21 all-day
IS - Isurvive - Online Child Abuse Surviors - Forums and Live Chat Room @ Register for Details

 

 

 

 

Online Child Abuse Survivors Forums and Live Chat Room

isurvive is all about the members. Our collective aim is to offer support to each other from our hearts and through our experiences.

After you have completed our automated registration process to become a member (visit the forum for the registration link), you will be contacted by one of our Admin Team who will guide you through the final steps. We make every effort to ensure that those joining are fully aware of our guidelines and to be on hand to help ease their way into our community.

We have 8 parent forums:

  • General Discussion
  • Survivors
  • Addictions, Self-Harm and Unhealthy Coping Strategies (hidden to non-members)
  • Breaking the Cycle
  • Self-Care Center
  • Family, Friends and Relationships
  • Lighthearted and Off Topic
  • Creative Corner and Art Gallery

In addition to select sub-forums which are open for reading, you will gain access to the following supplementary ones by becoming a member of isurvive:

  • Our Stories
    The stories of who we are and of our lives
  • Survivors of Incest and Sexual Abuse
    Discussion area specifically for childhood sexual abuse survivors
  • Survivors of Ritualized Abuse
    Discussion area for survivors whose child abuse was organized, repetitive, secretive, ritualized and/or torture based. Some topics include healing from the abuse caused by cults, religious or spiritual groups, torture-based systematic abuse, mind control, pornography rings, sex trafficking and child prostitution
  • Survivors with Dissociative Disorders or PTSD
    Discussion area for survivors who live daily with PTSD or a Dissociative Disorder.  Opportunities to discuss how these conditions impact their lives as well as being a place to gain support, share experiences and offer ideas for managing the symptoms and difficulties that arise. Some topics of discussion include: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD), Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Dissociative Amnesia (DA), Dissociative Disorder not otherwise specified (DDNOS), Depersonalization and Derealization Disorder
  • Dissociative Youth Forum
  • Safe discussion areas for dissociative younger parts to share, discuss and seek support as they heal, live and manage daily life
  • Male Survivors of Child Abuse, Incest and Sexual Abuse
    A discussion and support area for male survivors of all types of child abuse
  • Contact with Past Abusers/Enablers
    Discussion area for issues that arise when contact from abusers or enablers is made. It also is a place to write letters to abusers/enablers to help process feelings and thoughts
  • Survivors Living/Having a Relationship With Their Abusers
    Discussion area for those who choose to remain in contact or are still living with their abusers/enablers. This is an area where discussions can be held free from any pressures to change your circumstances
  • Survivors with Addictions, Dependence or Compulsions
    A forum for adult child abuse survivors dealing with unhealthy behaviour patterns, trapped in an addictive cycle or struggling to break free from compulsive coping methods. Difficulties and healing regarding self-harm, substance abuse, eating disorders, OCD, hoarding, gambling and other similar behaviours can be discussed here
  • Relationships
    A discussion area for processing intimacy and relationship difficulties and sharing healing experiences
  • Parenting Trials and Tribulations
    This is a place for all parents/carers to share difficulties and achievements which may arise while dealing with their own healing

Register to Join Our Forums and Chat Room

 

We also have a chat room, to which you can request access following a minimum of 2 weeks’ active participation on the forums.

Here you can seek support via real time connection through real time interactions.

Once inside the chat room, you will see a list of the members currently online. To chat, users type a message into a text box. The message is almost immediately visible in the larger communal message area, and other users respond.

Please know that, as a team, we are here to help and can be contacted at any time as follows:

The Directors:

  • jonesy@isurvive.org
  • serenity@isurvive.org

The Board of Directors:

  • boardofdirectors@isurvive.org

Please read through our Forum Guidelines, Terms and Conditions, Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability, Privacy Policy, and Chat Guidelines

 

 

AFG – AL-Anon Family Groups – Sunday Serenity Hybrid Meeting – Sundays @ Online Via Zoom
Apr 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
AFG - AL-Anon Family Groups - Sunday Serenity Hybrid Meeting - Sundays @ Online Via Zoom
Sunday Serenity 10:30 AM Hybrid Meeting
In person Reed College Psychology Building room 108 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd. Portland OR 97202
Zoom:
ID:
829 9194 4014
Passcode:
sun123 or call 1 253 215 8782
Passcode:
816459 (Closed Captioning available)

What is Al-Anon & Alateen

Al-Anon is …

a worldwide organization that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics, whether the alcoholic seeks help or even recognizes the existence of a drinking problem. Members give and receive comfort and understanding through a mutual exchange of experiences, strength, and hope.  Sharing of similar problems binds individuals and groups together in a bond that is protected by a policy of anonymity.

Al-Anon is not…

a religious organization or a counseling agency. It is not a treatment center nor is it allied with any other organization offering such services. Al-Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen for teenage members, neither express opinions on outside issues nor endorse outside enterprises. No dues or fees are required. Membership is voluntary, requiring only that one’s own life has been adversely affected by someone else’s drinking problem.

Whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not…

Al-Anon offers hope and recovery to people affected by the alcoholism of a loved one or friend. Help is here for the asking.

AFG – AL-Anon Family Groups – Sunday Serenity Hybrid Meeting – Sundays @ Online Via Zoom
Apr 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
AFG - AL-Anon Family Groups - Sunday Serenity Hybrid Meeting - Sundays @ Online Via Zoom
Sunday Serenity 10:30 AM Hybrid Meeting
In person Reed College Psychology Building room 108 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd. Portland OR 97202
ID: 829 9194 4014
Passcode: sun123 or call 1 253 215 8782
 Passcode: 816459 (Closed Captioning available)

What is Al-Anon & Alateen

Al-Anon is …

a worldwide organization that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics, whether the alcoholic seeks help or even recognizes the existence of a drinking problem. Members give and receive comfort and understanding through a mutual exchange of experiences, strength, and hope.  Sharing of similar problems binds individuals and groups together in a bond that is protected by a policy of anonymity.

Al-Anon is not…

a religious organization or a counseling agency. It is not a treatment center nor is it allied with any other organization offering such services. Al-Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen for teenage members, neither express opinions on outside issues nor endorse outside enterprises. No dues or fees are required. Membership is voluntary, requiring only that one’s own life has been adversely affected by someone else’s drinking problem.

Whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not…

Al-Anon offers hope and recovery to people affected by the alcoholism of a loved one or friend. Help is here for the asking.

FA – Families Anonymous – Families Anonymous Virtual Group 1522 – Tuesdays @ Online Via ZOOM
Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
FA - Families Anonymous - Families Anonymous Virtual Group 1522 - Tuesdays @ Online Via ZOOM

 

 

 

 

Families Anonymous Virtual Group 1522

Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00PM PST

Zoom meeting ID: 816 3493 2105,

Password: 705592

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81634932105?pwd=MHlUY2YyN2NReUMzRDhBaEVkMXhDZz09

For information, call 708-826-8477 or email FANearNorth@gmail.com

What is Families Anonymous?

Families Anonymous celebrated our 50th Anniversary in 2021. We were formed in 1971 by a group of concerned parents in California who were seeking ways of dealing with the problem of substance abuse and addiction in their children. Our members include parents, grandparents, siblings, spouses, significant others, other family members and friends of those with a current, suspected or former drug problem. We have been one of the best kept secrets in the recovery community, even though we have groups throughout the world.

Families Anonymous is a 12 Step fellowship for the families and friends who have known a feeling of desperation concerning the destructive behavior of someone very near to them, whether caused by drugs, alcohol, or related behavioral problems. When you come into our rooms you are no longer alone, but among friends who have experienced similar problems. Any concerned person is encouraged to attend our meetings, even if there is only a suspicion of a problem.

Your identity is protected in our meetings. We know each other by our first names only. Anonymity of our members is paramount to the success of our program. Not only is anonymity an underlying principle of the program, but it is so important that it is part of our name.

You have nothing to lose but your pain and anger. Read on if you are ready to find the peace and serenity that our members have found through the working of the FA program.

 

FA – Families Anonymous – Families Anonymous Virtual Group 157 – Sundays @ Online Via ZOOM
Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
FA - Families Anonymous - Families Anonymous Virtual Group 157 - Sundays @ Online Via ZOOM

 

 

 

 

Families Anonymous Virtual Group 157

SUNDAYS, 5-6PM PST

Meeting Contact:

847-567-4943 or valerie@valerieanthony.us

Zoom Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82480390322?pwd=cDUrd1krcmZqZmlCN1BJdWh2S0VKQT09

Meeting ID:

824 8039 0322

Passcode:

4sDfqD

What is Families Anonymous?

Families Anonymous celebrated our 50th Anniversary in 2021. We were formed in 1971 by a group of concerned parents in California who were seeking ways of dealing with the problem of substance abuse and addiction in their children. Our members include parents, grandparents, siblings, spouses, significant others, other family members and friends of those with a current, suspected or former drug problem. We have been one of the best kept secrets in the recovery community, even though we have groups throughout the world.

Families Anonymous is a 12 Step fellowship for the families and friends who have known a feeling of desperation concerning the destructive behavior of someone very near to them, whether caused by drugs, alcohol, or related behavioral problems. When you come into our rooms you are no longer alone, but among friends who have experienced similar problems. Any concerned person is encouraged to attend our meetings, even if there is only a suspicion of a problem.

Your identity is protected in our meetings. We know each other by our first names only. Anonymity of our members is paramount to the success of our program. Not only is anonymity an underlying principle of the program, but it is so important that it is part of our name.

You have nothing to lose but your pain and anger. Read on if you are ready to find the peace and serenity that our members have found through the working of the FA program.

AFG – Al-Anon Family Groups – Eastside BEGINNER’S – Mondays @ Online Via Zoom
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
AFG - Al-Anon Family Groups - Eastside BEGINNER’S - Mondays @ Online Via Zoom

Eastside BEGINNERS

Monday’s 6:30pm – 7:15pm PST

 Join:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82936658708?pwd=aC8reXlGZGJwcGVqWUsxYU9vTXJ4dz09

Meeting ID: 829 3665 8708

Passcode: 926183

What is Al-Anon & Alateen

Al-Anon is …

a worldwide organization that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics, whether the alcoholic seeks help or even recognizes the existence of a drinking problem. Members give and receive comfort and understanding through a mutual exchange of experiences, strength, and hope.  Sharing of similar problems binds individuals and groups together in a bond that is protected by a policy of anonymity.

Al-Anon is not…

a religious organization or a counseling agency. It is not a treatment center nor is it allied with any other organization offering such services. Al-Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen for teenage members, neither express opinions on outside issues nor endorse outside enterprises. No dues or fees are required. Membership is voluntary, requiring only that one’s own life has been adversely affected by someone else’s drinking problem.

Whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not…

Al-Anon offers hope and recovery to people affected by the alcoholism of a loved one or friend. Help is here for the asking.

AFG – Oregon Al-Anon Family Groups – Sunday Night Winners – Sundays @ Online Via Zoom
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
AFG - Oregon Al-Anon Family Groups - Sunday Night Winners - Sundays @ Online Via Zoom
Sunday Night Winners
Sundays, 7:00PM PST
ZOOM LINK:
Meeting ID: 853 5235 9371

Passcode: 282333

What is Al-Anon & Alateen

Al-Anon is …

a worldwide organization that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics, whether the alcoholic seeks help or even recognizes the existence of a drinking problem. Members give and receive comfort and understanding through a mutual exchange of experiences, strength, and hope.  Sharing of similar problems binds individuals and groups together in a bond that is protected by a policy of anonymity.

Al-Anon is not…

a religious organization or a counseling agency. It is not a treatment center nor is it allied with any other organization offering such services. Al-Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen for teenage members, neither express opinions on outside issues nor endorse outside enterprises. No dues or fees are required. Membership is voluntary, requiring only that one’s own life has been adversely affected by someone else’s drinking problem.

Whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not…

Al-Anon offers hope and recovery to people affected by the alcoholism of a loved one or friend. Help is here for the asking.

AFG – Al-Anon Family Groups – New Me – Hybrid Meeting – Sunday’s @ Online Via Zoom
Apr 21 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
AFG - Al-Anon Family Groups - New Me - Hybrid Meeting - Sunday's @ Online Via Zoom
New Me
Sunday’s 7:00PM – 8:00PM PST
In Person Meetings at: Living Savior Lutheran Church 8740 SW Sagert St., Tualatin, OR 97062 Go in main doors Upstairs room 223 Handicap Accessible.
Meeting ID: 876 0474 4191
Passcode: 272106
door will be locked at 7:15

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What is Al-Anon & Alateen

Al-Anon is …

a worldwide organization that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics, whether the alcoholic seeks help or even recognizes the existence of a drinking problem. Members give and receive comfort and understanding through a mutual exchange of experiences, strength, and hope.  Sharing of similar problems binds individuals and groups together in a bond that is protected by a policy of anonymity.

Al-Anon is not…

a religious organization or a counseling agency. It is not a treatment center nor is it allied with any other organization offering such services. Al-Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen for teenage members, neither express opinions on outside issues nor endorse outside enterprises. No dues or fees are required. Membership is voluntary, requiring only that one’s own life has been adversely affected by someone else’s drinking problem.

Whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not…

Al-Anon offers hope and recovery to people affected by the alcoholism of a loved one or friend. Help is here for the asking.

Apr
22
Mon
2024
00 – Hotline – NCMEC – National Center for Missing & Exploited Children – 24 Hour Hotline – 1-800-843-5678 @ phone
Apr 22 all-day
00 - Hotline - NCMEC - National Center for Missing & Exploited Children - 24 Hour Hotline  - 1-800-843-5678 @ phone

 

24-Hour Call Center 1-800-843-5678

Act immediately if you believe your child is missing.

Download this checklist of actions to be taken by families in the initial stages of a missing child case.

If you have any questions call the NCMEC at 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678). If you are not located in the United States, call your country’s hotline.

NCMEC is the nation’s largest and most influential child protection organization.

We lead the fight to protect children, creating vital resources for them and the people who keep them safe.

HOW NCMEC can help

When you call NCMEC, a Call Center specialist will record information about your child. A NCMEC case management team will next work directly with your family and the law enforcement agency investigating your case. They will offer technical assistance tailored to your case to help ensure all available search and recovery methods are used. As appropriate NCMEC case management teams:

  • Rapidly create and disseminate posters to help generate leads.
  • Rapidly review, analyze and disseminate leads received on 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678) to the investigating law enforcement agency.
  • Communicate with federal agencies to provide services to assist in the location and recovery of missing children.
  • Provide peer support, resources and empowerment from trained volunteers who have experienced a missing child incident in their own family.
  • Provide families with access to referrals they may use to help process any emotional or counseling needs.
01 – Helpline – DoD – Department of Defense – Safe Helpline – Helpline 877-995-5247, One-On-One Chat, Report Retaliation, Resources – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weeknds @ Phone, Text
Apr 22 all-day

 

SAFE Helpline Number on Black background

 

 

DoD Safe Helpline is the sole secure, confidential, and anonymous crisis support service specially designed for members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault.

Safe Helpline Serves

Active Duty Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force Reserve component (Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and DHS’s Coast Guard Reserve) members and their families.

 

 

Telephone Helpline

Need help?

Call 877-995-5247 to be connected with a trained, confidential
Safe Helpline staff member, 24/7.

DSN users can call Safe Helpline by dialing 877-995-5247.

For those unable to call toll-free or DSN, call 202-540-5962.

OCONUS Service members can call the Telephone Helpline for free from
anywhere in the world by using Voice over IP (VoIP) technology from
theSafe Helpline App.

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Online Helpline

Need help?

Visitonline.safehelpline.org or download the Safe Helpline
app
to chat one-on-one with a trained Safe Helpline staff member
through an anonymous, secure instant-messaging format 24/7.

How can the Online Helpline help me?

You can chat one-on-one with a Safe Helpline staff member
to access a range of support services including:

  • Anonymous, confidential, crisis intervention services
  • Emotional support
  • Referrals to both military and civilian resources in your area— sexual assault response coordinators (SARCs)/sexual assault prevention and response victim advocates (SAPR VAs), Chaplain, Legal, Medical/Behavioral health care services, military police, Veterans Crisis Line, local civilian sexual assault service providers, and many others.
  • Information on military-specific policies, such as reporting options (Restricted and Unrestricted)
  • Information for family and friends of survivors
  • Information for leadership

Safe Helpline App

Safe Helpline appWhat is the Safe Helpline app?

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The Safe Helpline app is a free mobile resource created to meet the unique needs of members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault. By downloading the app, you can access 24/7 support through Safe Helpline’s Telephone and Online Helplines, get information and resources to help address the short- and long-term effects of sexual assault, as well as practical exercises, to help you manage your self-care. We also recognize that for many survivors stationed outside of the United States (OCONUS) additional limitations may arise when accessing resources, which is why the Safe Helpline app has been designed to give survivors access to a variety of support services and self-care exercises in a free, and convenient way.

Safe Helpline app home screen

How can the Safe Helpline app help me?

We’ve designed the app to give you a way to access any resource within the app directly from the home screen.

Chat: Access one-on-one support through the Online Helpline, 24/7 and chat directly with a Safe Helpline staff member.

Call: Connect directly to a Safe Helpline staff member for one-on-one support through the Telephone Helpline, 24/7. You can choose to make the call using Voice over IP (VoIP) or by using your cellular data. Using VoIP might be a good option for Service members who are OCONUS and may not have access to cellular service in their current location.

Learn: Within this section of the Safe Helpline app, you can access our self-paced educational programs to learn how to address the effects of sexual assault, how to support a survivor and ways Safe Helpline can support you or someone you know. All of these education programs can be completed anonymously by the user. You’ll also be able to access scenarios to give you tangible ways to step-in and support others.

Self-Care: The app allows you to easily create and use a customized self-care plan with specially designed self-care exercises. Once downloaded, you can come back to view your plan and exercises at any time, even without an Internet connection.

How do the self-care plans work?

The self-care plan is created by answering a series of six questions designed to help you focus and identify how you are feeling at that moment. Questions are answered on a sliding scale of zero (never) to five (always), and the app will recommend different exercises based on your responses. There are no “good” or “bad” answers to these questions, and responses can vary from day to day, depending on how you are feeling.

Once you’ve answered the questions on the plan, the app will suggest self-care exercises. The exercises include:

  • Guided breathing
  • Guided muscle relaxation
  • Imagining yourself at the beach
  • Focusing on the present
  • Soothing sounds, such as sounds of the forest and sounds of rain falling

We recognize the importance of keeping your information safe, so we’ve also set up a security feature that allows you to lock your self-care plans behind a privacy wall using a 6-digit pin of your choosing.

Journaling:

The Safe Helpline app allows you to journal directly in the app with weekly prompts. Taking some time out of your week to journal can give you a moment for reflection and an opportunity for self-care. You can also choose to skip any prompts or just write freely depending on how you are feeling. Some of the questions include:

  • When do you feel the most energized?
  • What do you want to let go of this week?
  • What are three things that you would do if you weren’t afraid?

Like the self-care plans, the journal entries you save are protected by a privacy wall and will allow you to lock your information behind a 6-digit pin of your choosing. You can also access and refer back to your journal without an Internet connection.

Coloring Book:

Sometimes focusing on a mindless activity can help you process difficult emotions and be grounded in the present.  To help with this, another self-care activity available on the app is a collection of six designs, ranging from easy to difficult, that allow you to paint or color your own works of art.

How is the Safe Helpline app secure, and is activity on the app traceable by third parties?

As with all Safe Helpline services, your privacy is of utmost importance, and the technology behind the Safe Helpline app was created by RAINN to protect your safety and anonymity by ensuring that no personally identifiable information (PII) is collected.

The following precautions have been implemented to protect your privacy when using the app:

  • The app does not require an email address or any of your contact information when it is initially downloaded.
  • You have the ability to set up a pin code to protect the information you record in the self-care plans, the journal, and completed coloring book designs.
  • No information on how you use the app is ever collected or shared by Safe Helpline. This includes how often you use the app, who uses the app, or where you use the app.
  • If you are concerned that someone may be able to access the app, you can delete all journal entries, self-care plans, and completed coloring books by simply deleting the app.

While Safe Helpline has taken the steps outlined above to help increase the safety and anonymity of Safe Helpline app users, please remember that if you are using the app on a DoD or other work-related device, your employer may be able to track your usage of this app. In addition, similarly to a paper journal, Safe Helpline app journal entries may be admissible during court proceedings.

REPORT RETALIATION

Military Feedback Form

If you have questions, comments, or complaints about the services on your installation/base or provided by a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), victim advocate or other military staff or personnel, please use this feedback form. You can submit the form anonymously if you prefer. The information you provide on this form will be forwarded to the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO).

Retaliation

If you believe you have experienced or witnessed retaliation in any form from a peer, supervisor, or someone in your chain of command following a report of sexual assault, you can share the retaliation allegations with SAPRO using this form.

If you would like to submit a retaliation report, please report directly to the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) here.

For members of the Coast Guard who have experienced retaliation, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) IG will accept retaliation complaints as falling within the scope of their responsibilities for Whistleblower protection. Coast Guard Members who have experienced retaliation can contact the DHS IG by calling 1-800-323-8603 (toll-free) or access the Allegation Form online.

Retaliation Reporting Options to learn more about how to report relation and your options : https://www.safehelpline.org/reporting-option

RESOURCE LINKS

 

For Responders

I work with Survivors

For Leadership

I am a Commander

For Supporters of Survivors

I am a Friend, Family Member, Colleague

For Service Members Leaving the Military

I am a Transitioning Service Member

For Survivors

I am a Transitioning Service Member

 

01 – Helpline – PHP – Parents Helping Parents – Parent Stress Line – 1-800-632-8188 – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weekends @ phone
Apr 22 all-day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parent Stress Line

1-800 – 632 – 8188

Call our Parent Stress Line any time and any day of the week

if you need to vent about the stress from taking care of a child or children. 18006328188

 

 

04 – Resources – AKIDSCO – A Kids Book About School Shootings – Free
Apr 22 all-day

A Kids Book About School Shootings

Crystal Woodman Miller

Many of us are going to need to find the words to talk to the kids in our lives about tragic events like the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Here’s a free resource from A Kids Company About to help you do that was written by Crystal Woodman-Miller, one of the survivors of the Columbine school shooting.

I hate that we need tools like this. I can’t wait for us to have to write the book “A Kids Book About Why It’s So Hard To Buy A Gun”

Link: www.akidsco.com

There aren’t enough words to explain all the thoughts, emotions, and heartbreak that comes with yesterday’s tragedy in Uvalde. We hope this book helps everyone start somewhere.

We’re making #AKidsBookAboutSchoolShootings free for kids, grownups, and educators everywhere, so that this conversation can get started when it matters most.

FREE DOWNLOAD

A Kids Book About School Shootings by Crystal Woodman Miller:

Link: akidsco.com

 

ARCH National Respite Network – National Respite Locator Service
Apr 22 all-day

 

National Respite Locator Service

ARCH does not provide respite care, but we may be able to help you find it in your local community through your State Respite Coalition or Lifespan Respite Program or through resources listed below, including State Provider Registries or the Eldercare Locator.

If you cannot find respite through the resources listed above, we also maintain the National Respite Locator Service (NRLS), which helps parents, family caregivers, and professionals find respite services in their state and local area to match their specific needs. The NRLS lists primarily home care agencies, assisted living, or state or community-based agencies that provide respite care. If you find that a listing is out of date or no longer providing respite care, please contact ARCH.

If you have a respite program or service you would like to list on the NRLS, please visit the respite provider portal.

State Respite Coalition or Lifespan Respite Program

If your state has a State Respite Coalition or Lifespan Respite Care Program, be sure to contact them first for information about respite providers or ways to pay for respite.

CONTACT Information

Search for Respite on the National Respite Locator

BRMA – Brown Mamas – The Ultimate List of Support Groups for Black Moms
Apr 22 all-day

 

The Ultimate List of Support Groups for Black Moms

Brown Mamas – Pittsburgh & U.S.  – Brown Mamas, Inc. has been around for seven years in the Pittsburgh region.  Brown Mamas began in the living room of Muffy Mendoza.  What started as 5 moms has grown to over 4000  Our mamas love our Pittsburgh chapter so much that we are expanding.  If you are mom who is ready to not just find her tribe, but to inspire other mothers and be the change she wants to see in her community, click here to learn more about starting your own Brown Mamas chapter.

Black Moms Connect – Canada & U.S.

Mommin’ Society – North Carolina & Online

Moms of Black Boys United – Atlanta & Online

Moms Make It Work – NYC

Mocha Moms, Inc. – U.S. (seriously, everywhere)

Whine & Cheese – 27 Chapters in U.S. (including D.C., PA, South Carolina, New York, etc.)

Black Women Do Breastfeed

Motherwork by Mater Mea – NYC

Beautiful Brown Girls Brunch Club – New Jersey

District Motherhued’s DMV MomTribe – D.C. Metro Area

Soul Food for Your Baby – Hawthorne, Calif.

Black Moms Blog Events – Atlanta, GA

Birthing Beautiful Communities – Cleveland, OH

Tessera Collective – Online, Self-Care Support

Melanin Mommies – Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh Black Breastfeeding Circle –

Not-So Melinated Support Groups for Black Moms

Moms Club

La Leche League

Circle of Moms

Meetup.com

Facebook Support Groups for Black Moms

Black Stay-At-Home Mom Village

Black Moms Connection

Black Moms in Charge

Single Black Mothers

Moms of Black Daughters

Moms of Black Sons

Black Moms in College & Beyond

Breast Milk Donation for Black Moms

Sisterhood for Young Black Moms

CGAA – Computer Gaming Addicts Anonymous – Support Meetings, Support Chat for Family and Friends, Resources – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online Via ZOOM
Apr 22 all-day

 

Who We Are

Computer Gaming Addicts Anonymous is a fellowship of people who support each other in recovering from the problems resulting from excessive game playing. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop video gaming, which is completely up to you. CGAA has no dues or fees. Our groups share their collective experience and the principles that helped them, but CGAA has no experts, hierarchy, or required beliefs. We have etiquette and traditions, but no strict rules.
If you are struggling with compulsive gaming, leave your contact info at 970-364-3497 and a CGAA member will call you back
Or email us at helpline@cgaa.info
For other issues, contact us at support@cgaa.info

 

ZOOM MEETINGS

All family and friends of compulsive gamers welcome

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 836 7178 6251

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SUPPORT FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS

What Can I Do?

Video gaming is a common pastime. To many people, it is surprising that it can become a serious addiction, that is, an activity that is engaged in compulsively, without control or concern for consequences.

Video gaming addiction is a very serious problem that is harmful to everyone it touches. Since everyone involved suffers from it, everyone involved needs some help. Here are some important things to know.

First, no one is responsible for someone else’s compulsive gaming. As the Al-Anon slogan goes, “I didn’t cause it, I can’t control it, and I can’t cure it.”

You didn’t cause it.

Some people partly blame themselves for the dysfunctional behavior of their family members, particularly with addicts who are very quick to shift responsibility off themselves and blame others. Perhaps you played games with your loved one, purchased games, or encouraged it, thinking it was a harmless leisure activity. Maybe you’ve been involved in some conflict and wonder if that has driven him or her to hide away in gaming. But no one is responsible for another person’s behavior or mental disorders.

You can’t control it.

You may have already tried to talk to your friend or family member. Perhaps you have bargained with them, or given ultimatums. You have tried to help them see what damage they are doing to themselves and others. And none of it has worked. This is baffling to you. Why don’t they seem to understand or care? Why can’t they see what is obvious to you? This is actually a symptom of the disease of addiction, one that destines efforts for control to failure.

You can’t cure it.

We all would like to believe that we have the ability to help those we love. We often think that if we can just get the right information, figure out the right thing to say or do, perhaps change something about ourselves, we can fix the problem. People should be able to solve their own problems. Why can’t we do that with this one? There is a simple reason. There is no cure for addiction. It requires treatment. The recovery process is long and difficult. And there is only one person who can start that process, the one who is gaming compulsively. There are things you can do. Here are some suggestions that you may want to consider, that other family members and friends have found helpful.

Get information.

The literature of recovery fellowships for family and friends of addicts (such as Al-Anon) has much helpful guidance, some of which is available online as well. There are people who have been in situations very similar to yours, who have learned much from them, and who are willing to share the lessons learned, their experience, strength and hope. We hope you avail yourself of such resources.

Detach with love.

Putting energy into arguing with someone who is playing compulsively will not help either of you. Your loved one has a serious problem that you are powerless to control or cure, and that they will not get help until they want it. As much as you love someone, you cannot force this process on another person.

Stop enabling.

Paradoxically, at the same time people are arguing with, bargaining with or shaming a compulsive gamer, they are often (perhaps without realizing it) supporting the addiction in many ways. Anything that shields an addict from the consequences of his or her behavior is enabling, and can include such basic things as providing food, shelter, money, companionship, housekeeping, and covering for employment and legal difficulties. Helping a compulsive gamer keep up an appearance of normalcy is helping him or her continue in the destructive behavior. While you cannot change him or her, you can make changes for yourself. You can shift your energy away from enabling behaviors and toward meeting your own needs.

Take care of yourself.

Whether or not your loved one ever stops gaming, you deserve to have a healthy and happy life. Once you have accepted that you are powerless over their gaming behavior, you can begin to focus on what you can do for yourself, to accomplish your own goals. With the help of others who have been where you are, you can learn to set healthy boundaries and stick to them.

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Things To Do Instead of Gaming

One of the things we were trying to do with our gaming was meet some basic needs. If we do not meet those needs in normal healthy ways, we will suffer much stronger urges to game again. Some basic needs to cover are social needs, self expression, creativity, a sense of challenge and accomplishment, stress relief, a sense of purpose and meaning, and a sense of safety through control and predictability.

Here are some ideas for activities that will help meet these needs, reduce cravings, help with recovery from addiction, and fill some of the hours freed from compulsive gaming.

Please don’t let the length of this list overwhelm you. The idea is not to start ten new things and try to change everything all at once. We seek small bits of progress, not perfection. A good place to start is to put first things first. What need is currently most important? What’s right in front of me? What opportunity has come my way recently? If we take steps of small improvement with one or two areas each day, we are moving in the right direction.

 

Stress Relief

  • Talking with a sponsor or recovery buddy, CGAA meetings, or step work
  • Getting outside for fresh air and sunlight by taking a walk or doing some outdoor work
  • Meditation, coloring, craft work, journaling, or reading
 

Sense of safety through freedom, control, and predictability

  • Goal setting
  • Counseling or psychotherapy
  • Home organization, renovation, or spring cleaning
 

Sense of purpose, meaning, and self-respect

  • Supporting and growing the larger CGAA fellowship through service work like helping run a meeting, starting a local meeting, doing outreach to professionals, or attending CGAA business meetings
  • Attending a spiritual group like meditation, yoga, spiritual retreat, or religious gathering
  • Doing volunteer work like teaching, helping others, animal care, or building community places
  • Caring for a pet, house plants, or garden
 

Social needs

  • Attending CGAA meetings, connecting outside of meetings, reaching out to newcomers, or calling someone
  • Joining a hobby group like theater, a hiking group, art workshop, book club, public speaking, board games or card game group
  • Hosting a fun event like board games night or karaoke
  • Playing team sports, taking up martial arts, or playing one-on-one sports
  • Going to fun events like concerts, dances, or events on meetup.com
  • Calling up, video conferencing, or visiting with friends, family, neighbors, or other communities
 

Self expression and creativity

  • Journaling, opening up to a CGAA sponsor, or sharing openly in a meeting
  • Art work like drawing, photography, sculpting, or creative writing
  • Performance art like theater, singing, playing music, or writing music
 

Sense of challenge and accomplishment

  • Working the steps with a sponsor
  • Crafts like woodworking, origami, knitting
  • Outdoor activities like gardening, geocaching, bird watching, star gazing, tracking, plant identification, survival skills, or boating
  • Learning something like a foreign language, dancing, magic tricks, mechanical repair, cooking, a musical instrument, or computer programming
  • Career goals like getting a new job, starting a business, enrolling in school, or taking classes
 

Reconnection to one’s body and whole self

  • Meditating on breath, sounds, or bodily sensations
  • Exercise like walking, hiking, swimming, cycling, yoga, jogging, going to a gym, or playing a sport

If you are in your first week or two off of games, it’s likely that few of these ideas will appeal to you. That’s normal. Until our minds and bodies have some time to heal, we have low interest, energy, and motivation. This list will probably not give you something that you can plug in place of video games and immediately throw yourself into with the same zeal. This list is meant to help us explore new ways of spending our time, meeting our needs, and connecting with people. Find a few that hold some appeal and try taking some small steps in their direction. If you can’t seem to think of anything fun to do except game, you can come back to this list, find the most appealing thing, and just take a couple of little steps in its direction.

Consider setting reminders for yourself or keeping a schedule of your time and new activities. It is important to appreciate the small victories of exercising willpower, regaining motivation, and socializing. It helps to discuss our progress and the challenges we experience with a CGAA sponsor, recovery buddy, personal counselor, or therapist.

Rediscovering What is Fun

It is normal to think that nothing but gaming sounds fun. For most of us, our years of compulsive gaming warped and narrowed our idea of fun. As small children, it meant almost anything new or interesting or social or even mildly rewarding. Years of pulling the dopamine lever with video games changed our concept of fun to require instant gratification, frequent rewards, clear and constant progress, excitement, intense visuals, control, and/or predictability.

Part of recovery is letting our concept of fun expand back outward to a wide world of possible new challenges and experiences, many of which are calm and subtle compared to video games. It takes time to overcome withdrawals and heal from the damage, but the change does happen if we abstain from all gaming long term and focus on new pursuits and improving our lives. This list has many activities that do not meet the old, narrow, warped idea of “fun,” but those of us who persist at exploring them do find many to be gratifying and enjoyable.

Take, for example, a hike up a mountain. To a group of hikers excited to venture into the wilderness with friends and see wildlife and panoramic views from on high, all while getting a great workout, it’s a ton of fun. To someone who is uninterested in hiking, out of shape, and focused on every little unpleasant aspect of it, it’s a torturous death march. It is exactly the same hike in either case. The difference is in the attitude and conditioning.

The same is true with every item of these lists. Whether or not an activity sounds fun or torturous depends entirely upon attitude and conditioning. Every one of them has the potential to be gratifying and enjoyable if we adopt a positive attitude, try to have fun, and persist at it, especially when we involve friends and like-minded people.

FCA – Family Caregiver Alliance – Caregiver Support Group – 24/7 @ Email Group
Apr 22 all-day
FCA - Family Caregiver Alliance - Caregiver Support Group - 24/7 @ Email Group

 

Family Caregiver Alliance
Email Support Group 24/7

This group is in e-mail format. Participants send and receive e-mail to take part in discussions. You can receive your posts all together, in one delivery each day, or you can receive them one-by-one, as they are sent.

The choice is yours. It’s fun, easy, and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To join, complete the form below and click the submit button.

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You can subscribe to Caregiver-online by following this link and completing the form.  After completing the Subscription form you will email requesting confirmation, to prevent others from gratuitously subscribing you. This is a hidden list, which means that the list of members is available only to the list administrator.

To subscribe, Use this Link and complete the subscription form online:

http://lists.caregiver.org/mailman/listinfo/caregiver-online_lists.caregiver.org

 

Using Caregiver-online

To post a message to all the list members, send email to caregiver-online@lists.caregiver.org. Be sure to subscribe first!

HFRC – Hope for Families Recovery Consultants – Recover Your Family From Addiction – Facbook Group @ Facebook Group
Apr 22 all-day
This group is specifically for those who have a loved one addicted to drugs and alcohol. This is a closed Facebook group which means you must be invited to join. This is to ensure a safe place for people to open up, seek advice, and support one another. We ask that you respect each others privacy and keep all conversations that occur in this group, confidential. We encourage open discussion and support. As part of this group, you’ll have the added benefit of having access to our team of specialist through our Facebook live sessions, where you can ask questions and receive feedback from our specialist about your specific situation.
This group is sponsored by Hope For Families Recovery Center
To Join This Group Visit the Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/familyrecoverysupport

 

 

IS – Isurvive – Online Child Abuse Surviors – Forums and Live Chat Room @ Register for Details
Apr 22 all-day
IS - Isurvive - Online Child Abuse Surviors - Forums and Live Chat Room @ Register for Details

 

 

 

 

Online Child Abuse Survivors Forums and Live Chat Room

isurvive is all about the members. Our collective aim is to offer support to each other from our hearts and through our experiences.

After you have completed our automated registration process to become a member (visit the forum for the registration link), you will be contacted by one of our Admin Team who will guide you through the final steps. We make every effort to ensure that those joining are fully aware of our guidelines and to be on hand to help ease their way into our community.

We have 8 parent forums:

  • General Discussion
  • Survivors
  • Addictions, Self-Harm and Unhealthy Coping Strategies (hidden to non-members)
  • Breaking the Cycle
  • Self-Care Center
  • Family, Friends and Relationships
  • Lighthearted and Off Topic
  • Creative Corner and Art Gallery

In addition to select sub-forums which are open for reading, you will gain access to the following supplementary ones by becoming a member of isurvive:

  • Our Stories
    The stories of who we are and of our lives
  • Survivors of Incest and Sexual Abuse
    Discussion area specifically for childhood sexual abuse survivors
  • Survivors of Ritualized Abuse
    Discussion area for survivors whose child abuse was organized, repetitive, secretive, ritualized and/or torture based. Some topics include healing from the abuse caused by cults, religious or spiritual groups, torture-based systematic abuse, mind control, pornography rings, sex trafficking and child prostitution
  • Survivors with Dissociative Disorders or PTSD
    Discussion area for survivors who live daily with PTSD or a Dissociative Disorder.  Opportunities to discuss how these conditions impact their lives as well as being a place to gain support, share experiences and offer ideas for managing the symptoms and difficulties that arise. Some topics of discussion include: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD), Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Dissociative Amnesia (DA), Dissociative Disorder not otherwise specified (DDNOS), Depersonalization and Derealization Disorder
  • Dissociative Youth Forum
  • Safe discussion areas for dissociative younger parts to share, discuss and seek support as they heal, live and manage daily life
  • Male Survivors of Child Abuse, Incest and Sexual Abuse
    A discussion and support area for male survivors of all types of child abuse
  • Contact with Past Abusers/Enablers
    Discussion area for issues that arise when contact from abusers or enablers is made. It also is a place to write letters to abusers/enablers to help process feelings and thoughts
  • Survivors Living/Having a Relationship With Their Abusers
    Discussion area for those who choose to remain in contact or are still living with their abusers/enablers. This is an area where discussions can be held free from any pressures to change your circumstances
  • Survivors with Addictions, Dependence or Compulsions
    A forum for adult child abuse survivors dealing with unhealthy behaviour patterns, trapped in an addictive cycle or struggling to break free from compulsive coping methods. Difficulties and healing regarding self-harm, substance abuse, eating disorders, OCD, hoarding, gambling and other similar behaviours can be discussed here
  • Relationships
    A discussion area for processing intimacy and relationship difficulties and sharing healing experiences
  • Parenting Trials and Tribulations
    This is a place for all parents/carers to share difficulties and achievements which may arise while dealing with their own healing

Register to Join Our Forums and Chat Room

 

We also have a chat room, to which you can request access following a minimum of 2 weeks’ active participation on the forums.

Here you can seek support via real time connection through real time interactions.

Once inside the chat room, you will see a list of the members currently online. To chat, users type a message into a text box. The message is almost immediately visible in the larger communal message area, and other users respond.

Please know that, as a team, we are here to help and can be contacted at any time as follows:

The Directors:

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The Board of Directors:

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Please read through our Forum Guidelines, Terms and Conditions, Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability, Privacy Policy, and Chat Guidelines

 

 

DC – Disability Connect – Disability Support Grroup For Families – Mondays @ Online Via Zoom
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
DC - Disability Connect - Disability Support Grroup For Families - Mondays @ Online Via Zoom

 

 

 

 

Zoom Support Group
Disability Support for Families
Hop on in and connect with us online in our free Zoom Support Group.
This is a great opportunity to ask our advisor Robyn any questions, or discuss challenges and learnings with other parents who might be in similar situations.
We’re here every Monday throughout the year, from 9am to 10am PST
How to join the call:
For a better experience, download the Zoom application.
Follow the URL for the meeting room: HTTPS://US02WEB.ZOOM.US/J/87036895858
Enter the passcode: 501844
For any queries, email us at admin@disabilityconnect.org.nz
We can’t wait to see you there.
*Excluding public holidays.
AFG – Al-Anon Family Groups – NW @ NOON Meeting – Mondays through Fridays @ Online Via Zoom
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
AFG - Al-Anon Family Groups - NW @ NOON Meeting - Mondays through Fridays @ Online Via Zoom
NW @ Noon
Monday through Friday, 12:00PM PST
ZOOM LINK:
Password:
atnoon

What is Al-Anon & Alateen

Al-Anon is …

a worldwide organization that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics, whether the alcoholic seeks help or even recognizes the existence of a drinking problem. Members give and receive comfort and understanding through a mutual exchange of experiences, strength, and hope.  Sharing of similar problems binds individuals and groups together in a bond that is protected by a policy of anonymity.

Al-Anon is not…

a religious organization or a counseling agency. It is not a treatment center nor is it allied with any other organization offering such services. Al-Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen for teenage members, neither express opinions on outside issues nor endorse outside enterprises. No dues or fees are required. Membership is voluntary, requiring only that one’s own life has been adversely affected by someone else’s drinking problem.

Whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not…

Al-Anon offers hope and recovery to people affected by the alcoholism of a loved one or friend. Help is here for the asking.

ASO – Autism Society of Oregon – Online Support Group – Friendship Group for Autistic Kids (suggested ages 7 – 13) – Mondays @ Online Via ZOOM
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

 

Autism Society Oregon

 

Friendship Group for Autistic Kids

(suggested ages: 7 – 13)

Meets Every Monday, from 6:00pm – 6:45pm.

A place to meet, get to know each other, be silly, explore common interests, and make friends. On alternating Monday meetings, the group plays Minecraft. This group is meeting on-line, with occasional in person meetups.

To register and get a Zoom link, please go to LINK.

 

 

RESOURCE DIRECTORY

“There needs to be a lot more emphasis on what a child can do instead of what they cannot do.”

– DR. TEMPLE GRANDIN

AFG – Al-Anon Family Groups – Primarily Parents Too – Mondays @ Online Via Zoom
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
AFG - Al-Anon Family Groups - Primarily Parents Too - Mondays @ Online Via Zoom

Primarily Parents Too

Monday’s 7 PM PST

ZOOM LINK:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87209980828 

Meeting ID:

872  0998 0828 

Passcode:

serene

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What is Al-Anon & Alateen

Al-Anon is …

a worldwide organization that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics, whether the alcoholic seeks help or even recognizes the existence of a drinking problem. Members give and receive comfort and understanding through a mutual exchange of experiences, strength, and hope.  Sharing of similar problems binds individuals and groups together in a bond that is protected by a policy of anonymity.

Al-Anon is not…

a religious organization or a counseling agency. It is not a treatment center nor is it allied with any other organization offering such services. Al-Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen for teenage members, neither express opinions on outside issues nor endorse outside enterprises. No dues or fees are required. Membership is voluntary, requiring only that one’s own life has been adversely affected by someone else’s drinking problem.

Whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not…

Al-Anon offers hope and recovery to people affected by the alcoholism of a loved one or friend. Help is here for the asking.

AFG – Al-Anon Family Groups – Women Adult Children – Survival To Recovery AFG – Mondays @ Online Via Zoom
Apr 22 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
AFG - Al-Anon Family Groups - Women Adult Children - Survival To Recovery AFG - Mondays @ Online Via Zoom

 

Women Adult Children – Survival To Recovery AFG

Monday’s 1:30pm PST

Zoom ID# 81811070106

Password: Please contact Jody M for password info at:  WomenAdultChildrenAFG@gmail.com

What is Al-Anon & Alateen

Al-Anon is …

a worldwide organization that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics, whether the alcoholic seeks help or even recognizes the existence of a drinking problem. Members give and receive comfort and understanding through a mutual exchange of experiences, strength, and hope.  Sharing of similar problems binds individuals and groups together in a bond that is protected by a policy of anonymity.

Al-Anon is not…

a religious organization or a counseling agency. It is not a treatment center nor is it allied with any other organization offering such services. Al-Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen for teenage members, neither express opinions on outside issues nor endorse outside enterprises. No dues or fees are required. Membership is voluntary, requiring only that one’s own life has been adversely affected by someone else’s drinking problem.

Whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not…

Al-Anon offers hope and recovery to people affected by the alcoholism of a loved one or friend. Help is here for the asking.

AFG – Al-Anon Family Groups – Set Free – Mondays @ Online Via Zoom
Apr 22 @ 7:25 pm – 9:00 pm
AFG - Al-Anon Family Groups - Set Free - Mondays @ Online Via Zoom

Set Free

Hybrid Meeting

Kairos Milwaukie United Church of Christ 4790 SE Logus Road Milwaukie OR 97222

7:25 PM – 9:00 pm PST

ZOOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83907974092?pwd=SGJDOGtuVmFHWHhYa3ArdTFDS0I5dz09

Meeting ID: 839 0797 4092

Password: 075014

 

What is Al-Anon & Alateen

Al-Anon is …

a worldwide organization that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics, whether the alcoholic seeks help or even recognizes the existence of a drinking problem. Members give and receive comfort and understanding through a mutual exchange of experiences, strength, and hope.  Sharing of similar problems binds individuals and groups together in a bond that is protected by a policy of anonymity.

Al-Anon is not…

a religious organization or a counseling agency. It is not a treatment center nor is it allied with any other organization offering such services. Al-Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen for teenage members, neither express opinions on outside issues nor endorse outside enterprises. No dues or fees are required. Membership is voluntary, requiring only that one’s own life has been adversely affected by someone else’s drinking problem.

Whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not…

Al-Anon offers hope and recovery to people affected by the alcoholism of a loved one or friend. Help is here for the asking.

AFG – Al-Anon Family Groups – New Beginnings – Mondays @ Online Via Zoom
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
AFG - Al-Anon Family Groups - New Beginnings - Mondays @ Online Via Zoom

New Beginnings

Monday’s 7:30 pm PST

Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84686160731?pwd=V0VJZ1lLUGUzVU15bmFwMHNpOUErQT09  

Meeting ID: 84686160731

Passcode: newbeg

What is Al-Anon & Alateen

Al-Anon is …

a worldwide organization that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics, whether the alcoholic seeks help or even recognizes the existence of a drinking problem. Members give and receive comfort and understanding through a mutual exchange of experiences, strength, and hope.  Sharing of similar problems binds individuals and groups together in a bond that is protected by a policy of anonymity.

Al-Anon is not…

a religious organization or a counseling agency. It is not a treatment center nor is it allied with any other organization offering such services. Al-Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen for teenage members, neither express opinions on outside issues nor endorse outside enterprises. No dues or fees are required. Membership is voluntary, requiring only that one’s own life has been adversely affected by someone else’s drinking problem.

Whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not…

Al-Anon offers hope and recovery to people affected by the alcoholism of a loved one or friend. Help is here for the asking.

 

What is Al-Anon & Alateen

Al-Anon is …

a worldwide organization that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics, whether the alcoholic seeks help or even recognizes the existence of a drinking problem. Members give and receive comfort and understanding through a mutual exchange of experiences, strength, and hope.  Sharing of similar problems binds individuals and groups together in a bond that is protected by a policy of anonymity.

Al-Anon is not…

a religious organization or a counseling agency. It is not a treatment center nor is it allied with any other organization offering such services. Al-Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen for teenage members, neither express opinions on outside issues nor endorse outside enterprises. No dues or fees are required. Membership is voluntary, requiring only that one’s own life has been adversely affected by someone else’s drinking problem.

Whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not…

Al-Anon offers hope and recovery to people affected by the alcoholism of a loved one or friend. Help is here for the asking.

CA/OSA – Cocaine Anonymous Online Service Area – Online 12 Step Meetings – Monday Newcomers Meeting – Mondays @ Online Via ZOOM
Apr 22 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

 

Monday Newcomers Meeting

Monday 9:30am PST

Join Monday Newcomers Meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone at:

https://us02web.zoom.us

/j/2758035650?pwd=S01SZUFOMEFyRktKU1JzR2ZUUHBidz09

Meeting ID: 275 803 5650
Passcode: JhA6BV

MEETING/GROUP TYPES:

OPEN: Attended by C.A. members, their families, friends, and other interested people.

CLOSED: Attendance is limited to C.A. members only.

Cocaine Anonymous Around the World Clock

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Online Service Area

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webmaster@ca-online.org

 

Apr
23
Tue
2024
00 – Hotline – NCMEC – National Center for Missing & Exploited Children – 24 Hour Hotline – 1-800-843-5678 @ phone
Apr 23 all-day
00 - Hotline - NCMEC - National Center for Missing & Exploited Children - 24 Hour Hotline  - 1-800-843-5678 @ phone

 

24-Hour Call Center 1-800-843-5678

Act immediately if you believe your child is missing.

Download this checklist of actions to be taken by families in the initial stages of a missing child case.

If you have any questions call the NCMEC at 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678). If you are not located in the United States, call your country’s hotline.

NCMEC is the nation’s largest and most influential child protection organization.

We lead the fight to protect children, creating vital resources for them and the people who keep them safe.

HOW NCMEC can help

When you call NCMEC, a Call Center specialist will record information about your child. A NCMEC case management team will next work directly with your family and the law enforcement agency investigating your case. They will offer technical assistance tailored to your case to help ensure all available search and recovery methods are used. As appropriate NCMEC case management teams:

  • Rapidly create and disseminate posters to help generate leads.
  • Rapidly review, analyze and disseminate leads received on 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678) to the investigating law enforcement agency.
  • Communicate with federal agencies to provide services to assist in the location and recovery of missing children.
  • Provide peer support, resources and empowerment from trained volunteers who have experienced a missing child incident in their own family.
  • Provide families with access to referrals they may use to help process any emotional or counseling needs.
01 – Helpline – DoD – Department of Defense – Safe Helpline – Helpline 877-995-5247, One-On-One Chat, Report Retaliation, Resources – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weeknds @ Phone, Text
Apr 23 all-day

 

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DoD Safe Helpline is the sole secure, confidential, and anonymous crisis support service specially designed for members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault.

Safe Helpline Serves

Active Duty Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force Reserve component (Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and DHS’s Coast Guard Reserve) members and their families.

 

 

Telephone Helpline

Need help?

Call 877-995-5247 to be connected with a trained, confidential
Safe Helpline staff member, 24/7.

DSN users can call Safe Helpline by dialing 877-995-5247.

For those unable to call toll-free or DSN, call 202-540-5962.

OCONUS Service members can call the Telephone Helpline for free from
anywhere in the world by using Voice over IP (VoIP) technology from
theSafe Helpline App.

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Online Helpline

Need help?

Visitonline.safehelpline.org or download the Safe Helpline
app
to chat one-on-one with a trained Safe Helpline staff member
through an anonymous, secure instant-messaging format 24/7.

How can the Online Helpline help me?

You can chat one-on-one with a Safe Helpline staff member
to access a range of support services including:

  • Anonymous, confidential, crisis intervention services
  • Emotional support
  • Referrals to both military and civilian resources in your area— sexual assault response coordinators (SARCs)/sexual assault prevention and response victim advocates (SAPR VAs), Chaplain, Legal, Medical/Behavioral health care services, military police, Veterans Crisis Line, local civilian sexual assault service providers, and many others.
  • Information on military-specific policies, such as reporting options (Restricted and Unrestricted)
  • Information for family and friends of survivors
  • Information for leadership

Safe Helpline App

Safe Helpline appWhat is the Safe Helpline app?

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The Safe Helpline app is a free mobile resource created to meet the unique needs of members of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault. By downloading the app, you can access 24/7 support through Safe Helpline’s Telephone and Online Helplines, get information and resources to help address the short- and long-term effects of sexual assault, as well as practical exercises, to help you manage your self-care. We also recognize that for many survivors stationed outside of the United States (OCONUS) additional limitations may arise when accessing resources, which is why the Safe Helpline app has been designed to give survivors access to a variety of support services and self-care exercises in a free, and convenient way.

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How can the Safe Helpline app help me?

We’ve designed the app to give you a way to access any resource within the app directly from the home screen.

Chat: Access one-on-one support through the Online Helpline, 24/7 and chat directly with a Safe Helpline staff member.

Call: Connect directly to a Safe Helpline staff member for one-on-one support through the Telephone Helpline, 24/7. You can choose to make the call using Voice over IP (VoIP) or by using your cellular data. Using VoIP might be a good option for Service members who are OCONUS and may not have access to cellular service in their current location.

Learn: Within this section of the Safe Helpline app, you can access our self-paced educational programs to learn how to address the effects of sexual assault, how to support a survivor and ways Safe Helpline can support you or someone you know. All of these education programs can be completed anonymously by the user. You’ll also be able to access scenarios to give you tangible ways to step-in and support others.

Self-Care: The app allows you to easily create and use a customized self-care plan with specially designed self-care exercises. Once downloaded, you can come back to view your plan and exercises at any time, even without an Internet connection.

How do the self-care plans work?

The self-care plan is created by answering a series of six questions designed to help you focus and identify how you are feeling at that moment. Questions are answered on a sliding scale of zero (never) to five (always), and the app will recommend different exercises based on your responses. There are no “good” or “bad” answers to these questions, and responses can vary from day to day, depending on how you are feeling.

Once you’ve answered the questions on the plan, the app will suggest self-care exercises. The exercises include:

  • Guided breathing
  • Guided muscle relaxation
  • Imagining yourself at the beach
  • Focusing on the present
  • Soothing sounds, such as sounds of the forest and sounds of rain falling

We recognize the importance of keeping your information safe, so we’ve also set up a security feature that allows you to lock your self-care plans behind a privacy wall using a 6-digit pin of your choosing.

Journaling:

The Safe Helpline app allows you to journal directly in the app with weekly prompts. Taking some time out of your week to journal can give you a moment for reflection and an opportunity for self-care. You can also choose to skip any prompts or just write freely depending on how you are feeling. Some of the questions include:

  • When do you feel the most energized?
  • What do you want to let go of this week?
  • What are three things that you would do if you weren’t afraid?

Like the self-care plans, the journal entries you save are protected by a privacy wall and will allow you to lock your information behind a 6-digit pin of your choosing. You can also access and refer back to your journal without an Internet connection.

Coloring Book:

Sometimes focusing on a mindless activity can help you process difficult emotions and be grounded in the present.  To help with this, another self-care activity available on the app is a collection of six designs, ranging from easy to difficult, that allow you to paint or color your own works of art.

How is the Safe Helpline app secure, and is activity on the app traceable by third parties?

As with all Safe Helpline services, your privacy is of utmost importance, and the technology behind the Safe Helpline app was created by RAINN to protect your safety and anonymity by ensuring that no personally identifiable information (PII) is collected.

The following precautions have been implemented to protect your privacy when using the app:

  • The app does not require an email address or any of your contact information when it is initially downloaded.
  • You have the ability to set up a pin code to protect the information you record in the self-care plans, the journal, and completed coloring book designs.
  • No information on how you use the app is ever collected or shared by Safe Helpline. This includes how often you use the app, who uses the app, or where you use the app.
  • If you are concerned that someone may be able to access the app, you can delete all journal entries, self-care plans, and completed coloring books by simply deleting the app.

While Safe Helpline has taken the steps outlined above to help increase the safety and anonymity of Safe Helpline app users, please remember that if you are using the app on a DoD or other work-related device, your employer may be able to track your usage of this app. In addition, similarly to a paper journal, Safe Helpline app journal entries may be admissible during court proceedings.

REPORT RETALIATION

Military Feedback Form

If you have questions, comments, or complaints about the services on your installation/base or provided by a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), victim advocate or other military staff or personnel, please use this feedback form. You can submit the form anonymously if you prefer. The information you provide on this form will be forwarded to the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO).

Retaliation

If you believe you have experienced or witnessed retaliation in any form from a peer, supervisor, or someone in your chain of command following a report of sexual assault, you can share the retaliation allegations with SAPRO using this form.

If you would like to submit a retaliation report, please report directly to the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) here.

For members of the Coast Guard who have experienced retaliation, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) IG will accept retaliation complaints as falling within the scope of their responsibilities for Whistleblower protection. Coast Guard Members who have experienced retaliation can contact the DHS IG by calling 1-800-323-8603 (toll-free) or access the Allegation Form online.

Retaliation Reporting Options to learn more about how to report relation and your options : https://www.safehelpline.org/reporting-option

RESOURCE LINKS

 

For Responders

I work with Survivors

For Leadership

I am a Commander

For Supporters of Survivors

I am a Friend, Family Member, Colleague

For Service Members Leaving the Military

I am a Transitioning Service Member

For Survivors

I am a Transitioning Service Member

 

01 – Helpline – PHP – Parents Helping Parents – Parent Stress Line – 1-800-632-8188 – 24/7 – Weekdays & Weekends @ phone
Apr 23 all-day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parent Stress Line

1-800 – 632 – 8188

Call our Parent Stress Line any time and any day of the week

if you need to vent about the stress from taking care of a child or children. 18006328188

 

 

04 – Resources – AKIDSCO – A Kids Book About School Shootings – Free
Apr 23 all-day

A Kids Book About School Shootings

Crystal Woodman Miller

Many of us are going to need to find the words to talk to the kids in our lives about tragic events like the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Here’s a free resource from A Kids Company About to help you do that was written by Crystal Woodman-Miller, one of the survivors of the Columbine school shooting.

I hate that we need tools like this. I can’t wait for us to have to write the book “A Kids Book About Why It’s So Hard To Buy A Gun”

Link: www.akidsco.com

There aren’t enough words to explain all the thoughts, emotions, and heartbreak that comes with yesterday’s tragedy in Uvalde. We hope this book helps everyone start somewhere.

We’re making #AKidsBookAboutSchoolShootings free for kids, grownups, and educators everywhere, so that this conversation can get started when it matters most.

FREE DOWNLOAD

A Kids Book About School Shootings by Crystal Woodman Miller:

Link: akidsco.com

 

ARCH National Respite Network – National Respite Locator Service
Apr 23 all-day

 

National Respite Locator Service

ARCH does not provide respite care, but we may be able to help you find it in your local community through your State Respite Coalition or Lifespan Respite Program or through resources listed below, including State Provider Registries or the Eldercare Locator.

If you cannot find respite through the resources listed above, we also maintain the National Respite Locator Service (NRLS), which helps parents, family caregivers, and professionals find respite services in their state and local area to match their specific needs. The NRLS lists primarily home care agencies, assisted living, or state or community-based agencies that provide respite care. If you find that a listing is out of date or no longer providing respite care, please contact ARCH.

If you have a respite program or service you would like to list on the NRLS, please visit the respite provider portal.

State Respite Coalition or Lifespan Respite Program

If your state has a State Respite Coalition or Lifespan Respite Care Program, be sure to contact them first for information about respite providers or ways to pay for respite.

CONTACT Information

Search for Respite on the National Respite Locator

BRMA – Brown Mamas – The Ultimate List of Support Groups for Black Moms
Apr 23 all-day

 

The Ultimate List of Support Groups for Black Moms

Brown Mamas – Pittsburgh & U.S.  – Brown Mamas, Inc. has been around for seven years in the Pittsburgh region.  Brown Mamas began in the living room of Muffy Mendoza.  What started as 5 moms has grown to over 4000  Our mamas love our Pittsburgh chapter so much that we are expanding.  If you are mom who is ready to not just find her tribe, but to inspire other mothers and be the change she wants to see in her community, click here to learn more about starting your own Brown Mamas chapter.

Black Moms Connect – Canada & U.S.

Mommin’ Society – North Carolina & Online

Moms of Black Boys United – Atlanta & Online

Moms Make It Work – NYC

Mocha Moms, Inc. – U.S. (seriously, everywhere)

Whine & Cheese – 27 Chapters in U.S. (including D.C., PA, South Carolina, New York, etc.)

Black Women Do Breastfeed

Motherwork by Mater Mea – NYC

Beautiful Brown Girls Brunch Club – New Jersey

District Motherhued’s DMV MomTribe – D.C. Metro Area

Soul Food for Your Baby – Hawthorne, Calif.

Black Moms Blog Events – Atlanta, GA

Birthing Beautiful Communities – Cleveland, OH

Tessera Collective – Online, Self-Care Support

Melanin Mommies – Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh Black Breastfeeding Circle –

Not-So Melinated Support Groups for Black Moms

Moms Club

La Leche League

Circle of Moms

Meetup.com

Facebook Support Groups for Black Moms

Black Stay-At-Home Mom Village

Black Moms Connection

Black Moms in Charge

Single Black Mothers

Moms of Black Daughters

Moms of Black Sons

Black Moms in College & Beyond

Breast Milk Donation for Black Moms

Sisterhood for Young Black Moms

CGAA – Computer Gaming Addicts Anonymous – Support Meetings, Support Chat for Family and Friends, Resources – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online Via ZOOM
Apr 23 all-day

 

Who We Are

Computer Gaming Addicts Anonymous is a fellowship of people who support each other in recovering from the problems resulting from excessive game playing. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop video gaming, which is completely up to you. CGAA has no dues or fees. Our groups share their collective experience and the principles that helped them, but CGAA has no experts, hierarchy, or required beliefs. We have etiquette and traditions, but no strict rules.
If you are struggling with compulsive gaming, leave your contact info at 970-364-3497 and a CGAA member will call you back
Or email us at helpline@cgaa.info
For other issues, contact us at support@cgaa.info

 

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All family and friends of compulsive gamers welcome

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