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Tracy

Tracy
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Tracy owns Safe Spaces, a consulting and training firm that focuses on building resilient families, communities and organizations (www.sfspcs.com). She is also an Authorized Facilitator and Certified Instructor with Darkness to Light, www.d2l.org, a child sexual abuse prevention organization. Tracy grew up in northeast Ohio, and has lived in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Arizona, and Northern Virginia and has worked in the arts, in education and most recently as a Public Educator for a child abuse prevention non-profit. Her husband's job brought them to the Bay Area and there's no looking back! Tracy is mom to a 14-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son. Self-care includes getting to know her new community, having lunch with friends, pedicures, reading, cooking, crafting, and just being with her family.

A Mother and Daughter’s Journey Away from Self-Harm Toward a Life Possible

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My daughter will be wrapping up her middle school career this month, and it is a ride I want to get off—a ride with ups/downs, twists and turns, and a few curve balls along...

5 Tips for Supporting Your Students at Home

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We are all looking for ways to adjust to distance learning. Whether it is balancing schedules, technology or mental well-being we need more help now than ever before.  Sarah Brown Wessling is a National Board...

Remembering 9/11

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I had been married for one month on 9/11.  Here is what I remember: I was on my way to work when everything began to unravel. I spent the entire day in front of the...
US Census

Have You and Your Family Been Counted Yet?

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Did you know that the census, which occurs every 10 years, is mandated by the U.S. Constitution? It’s purpose is to count every resident of the United States and then use that data to...

Sharing Spaces

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My family recently moved into a new home (yes, during a pandemic and no, I don’t recommend that). I finally have an office. No more setting up - and taking down - at the...

The Cost of Caring

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What draws people to human services work?  Some find it professionally and personally stimulating.  Some appreciate that the work aligns with their own moral beliefs.  Some live for the personal growth they experience. And some are drawn to...

Tips for Supporting Your Distance Learner

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This year is so 2020 and the Zoom servers going down on Monday was on par. But it did get me thinking, “what’s the backup plan? Is there even one.” I have been feeling pretty...

Keep Your Kids Safe Online With These Conversation Starters

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Screen time has already been a growing concern for most parents, and COVID-19 has only increased its prevalence. We worry about physical considerations like its effects on eyesight and posture and we have heard...

Refocusing on Boundaries After Shelter-in-Place

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We moms have had some pretty intense conversations with our children over the last few months. We’ve had to talk about why we can no longer go to school, the museum, playground, to a...

Protecting Children During a Crisis

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Child abuse incidents have increased since most of the country has been sheltering-in-place, and there are a number of reasons why. Stress levels are high in homes across America. Families are stuck at home,...
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