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These Real-Life Superheroes Rescue Child Slaves. You Can Help.

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S THE ABOLITIONISTS ABOUT? This documentary follows an undercover task force as they take down human traffickers and rescue child slavery victims.  (BUY IT HERE) IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A) Those who've seen Taken (the first one, not the rubbish sequels) have been introduced to the heartbreaking, seedy world of child trafficking, albeit throug ...[Read More]

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7 Things Amazing Moms Do

By Jonathan Decker (Clinical Director, LMFT) See also: 7 Things Amazing Dads Do In my observation as a counselor, the person who most influences an individual's life is generally their mother. For better or worse, many trace the foundation of their identities back to their relationship with their mom and what they learned from her. Such was definitely the case with me. My mother passed away in 200 ...[Read More]