Jennifer’s Shield

Unknown to her family, Jennifer was abused by an adult throughout her childhood. At 13 she was finally able to escape the abuse, but because of the extreme trauma she endured as a child Jennifer struggled with depression and fear, and she never felt out of harm’s way. She found a therapist at JFCS who helped her reclaim her value as a person, and who helped her feel protected for the first time.
In a recent therapy session Jennifer created this lovely shield:

 

“I made this shield with “JFCS” on it because this is the only place I can think of where I feel safe.”
– Jennifer, age 15

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