FRC Weekly Articles

About moms, beginning with mine

10/22/2022
Cathy Brownfield

Today, I am going to talk about mothers, mine in particular. I hope you will indulge me.

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Be a difference maker

10/15/2022
Cathy Brownfield

“Everyone needs someone,” Jim Stitt said to his team. The Education Department of Family Recovery Center’s Columbiana and Jefferson county offices gathered Monday morning for an exercise designed to be, not just fun, but to learn more about each other and also to get outside and make a difference in the lives of others, one small task at a time. It was a photo scavenger hunt. If you saw groups of people wearing long-sleeved gray shirts designated Family Recovery Center, you may have wondered what was up.

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Stepping up in a despairing world

10/08/2022
Cathy Brownfield

Sometimes headlines grab our attention with shocking effects: How can this be so?

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Part 2: Adverse childhood experiences

10/01/2022
Cathy Brownfield

Last week we shared the story about an older woman who remembers a brutal attack on her brother. She was 11-years-old at the time. She has the memory burned into her mind decades later, unable to forget it. If she hadn’t happened along just then, would her brother have been left dead at the side of the street?

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Sharing a true story

09/24/2022
Cathy Brownfield

She is an old woman now, but the memory is as sharp in her mind as the day that it happened. She was a sixth grader, walking home from school. It wasn’t far. She loved school, even if the teacher didn’t seem to like her much as she looked down her long, pointed nose at the girl, trying to humiliate her with ‘talker’ signs on her back. For now, though, she was happy.

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