Reunion Issue No. 4

Welcome to Reunion Issue No. 4.  In this issue, we turn our attention to the issue of child abuse and neglect and the incredible work being done to safeguard future generations. We share powerful stories of hope and healing from three adult survivors of childhood abuse. We highlight the strengths-based One Strong ‘Ohana child abuse and neglect prevention public awareness campaign that launched this year in Hawai‘i. We venture into play therapy to explore how this unique practice can help both adults and children heal from trauma. And we feature the work of child advocacy centers with a piece by Linda Fairstein, best-selling author and Joyful Heart board member, who contributed a piece highlighting Safe Horizon’s Manhattan CAC here in New York City.

We call it a magazine, but Reunion is intended to be so much more: a tool, a way to connect our community and a resource for anyone looking for information or inspiration. With this as its purpose, we have a vision of this magazine sitting in every waiting room in every child advocacy center across the country for all who walk in your welcoming doors. We sincerely hope you, your colleagues and community will benefit from it. We invite you to explore our latest edition of Reunion online. If you would like to sign up to receive your copy, click here.



Welcome Letter

By Maile Zambuto and Andrea Buchanan

Founder's Corner

By Mariska Harigitay

A Joyful Tribute to Raylene Kawaiae‘a

By Valli Kalei Kanuha, Ph.D.

From Shadow to Light: stories of hope and healing from survivors of child abuse

By Stacy Morrison

Protective Factors for Strengthing Families

Make a Joyful Noise: One Strong ‘Ohana

Program Spotlight: Safe Horizon's Manhattan Child Advocacy Center

By Linda Fairstein

Hero of the Heart: Alexandra Cohen

Play Therapy

By Rachael Wong

DIY Wellness: Unfolding Your Own Myth

By Elena Hull

Profiles: Caring for Self while Caring for Others

Hugo Villa

Irma Seilicovich


Joyful Playlist!

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