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Ten steps to building self esteem - please click here to read the steps to self esteem.
How To Build Your Self Esteem fact sheet
October is Domestic Violence awareness month. Victims of domestic violence may suffer a loss of self-esteem, self-worth, friends, family, and mental and physical health. Reserch shows normal behavior of a victim will stand by the batterer, defend them, and truly believe it is their fault; that they deserved what happened.
Most victims do not want to be: isolated, called names, belittled, humiliated, be made to believe that they cannot make it without the abuser, be abused emotionally, physically, verbally, or sexually.
Studies show that domestic violence behavior is witnessed not only in adults, but in teenagers who are just starting to date, as well as male victims with female abusers and child to parent.
If you or someone you know is in this type of situation and they want help, please call 911 or call the National Domestic Violence hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for 24/7 support, resources and advice.
Please educate yourself on the red flags of the abuser's behavior as well as the victim's behavior. It may save a life. For more information, please refer to the Domestic Violence fact sheet.
October is Bullying Prevention Month, a growing epidemic that affects all ages, and not just kids in school. This app for smart phones provides information you can use to start a conversation with anyone you know who is experiencing bullying.
Save-the-Date Food Drive, September 22-October 31, 2014
Chickasaw Language Class - October 20 and 27, November 3 and 10, 2014, at 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Norman
Beaded Collar Class - October 21 and 28, November 4, 2014, at 6:00-8:30 p.m. - Norman
Chickasaw Dance Class - October 23, 2014, at 6:00-8:00 p.m. - Norman
2014 AISA Fall Benefit Powwow - November 1, 2014 - Norman
Oklahoma City Chickasaw Elder Council Craft Show - November 22, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - Del City
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