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Supporting a domestic abuse or sexual assault survivor during the holidays.

“It’s not always easy to know what to say when someone tells you they’ve been sexually assaulted, especially if they are a friend or family member. For a survivor, disclosing to someone they care about can be very difficult, so we encourage you to be as supportive and non-judgemental as possible.” Tips talking survivors sexual assault With the holidays here, one excellent way to share your support is by giving “Wyoming Secrets” or “30,000 Secrets” to a survivor. “Wyoming Secrets”, “30,000 Secrets” and “Santa Barbara Secrets” due in late 2018, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah from the “J” Team

Jessica Fukishima Federal Agent

Be resilient, assertive and successful. “Ridicule is the first and last argument of a fool”. Charles Simmons Jessica Rebecca, Elisabeth, Jason and Jackson Merry Christmas and Happy Hanakkah from the “J” Team

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“They all enjoyed freedom because of these Canadian soldiers.”

Canadian Special Forces supporting Kurdish fighters repelled a massive ISIS attack in the last 24 hours. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-iraq-isis-offensive-1.3370820 A soldier asked us to remember them during the holidays. This was shared by a Canadian friend and the author, although unknown, was written by a peace keeping soldier stationed overseas. The following is his request: “Would you do me the kind favour of sending this to as many people as you can? Christmas will be coming soon and some credit is due to our Canadian service men and women for our being … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the “J” Team!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! If you do not celebrate a religious holiday we hope you all the best for a season of friends, family and sharing. And of course Santa! Many religions celebrate a variety of events this month. DECEMBER 2015 6 Saint Nicholas Day – Christian 7-14 Hanukkah * – Judaism (begins sundown on 6) 8 Immaculate Conception – Catholic Christian 12 Advent Fast begins- Orthodox Christian Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe – Catholic Christian 8 Rohatsu (Bodhi Day) ** – Buddhist 16 Posadas Navidenas through … Continue reading

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What threats lurk to dampen your holiday spirit?

“Don’t Drink and Drive.” A no brainer. Right? Not for everyone…….unfortunately. We’re inundated with that message on the tube, radio, print and cyberspace and yet we seem to always get drunks behind the wheel, more so during the holidays. How can we make this a historical year; no alcohol related vehicular accidents? Of course the obvious answer is, “Take responsibility for your behavior,” but common sense and the obvious are not always synonymous, or the norm. If you’re hosting a party, it’s your responsibility to make sure everyone has a … Continue reading

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