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Closing Speech at the 2024 CTC Breakfast

written and shared by Dr. Ruby C. Scroggins Growing up as a child, I hated school. I grew up with dysfunction and school was not a safe or loving space for me. When I was in middle school, my English teacher at Dr. Joseph Samuel Clark (JS Clark) told me that I would never be

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Impact Speech at the 2024 CTC Breakfast

written and shared by Brenda Lawrence Good morning, my name is Brenda Lawrence. I was born with an unbalanced brain. My mother didn’t recognize it until I was 16 years old.  She began taking me to the Shreveport Mental Health Center.   She did that until she passed. I was 21 years old and still living

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Visionary Speech at the 2024 CTC Breakfast

written and shared by Carolyn Hammond Good morning!  I would like to join Ben in thanking everyone for taking time out of your busy schedules to be here. And I extend my special welcome to our donors in the room – including our Cherish the Children and Evergreen Society members – who generously support our

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Opening Speech at the 2024 CTC Breakfast

written and shared by Ben Israel  Good morning and welcome to the 2024 Cherish the Children of God Breakfast. It is another incredible gathering of support and I am happy to see so many familiar friends along with some fresh faces in the crowd.  I’d like to particularly welcome those first-timers today – please raise

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Changing the Course of Human History

written by Brad Campbell  Can one person change the course of human history? Can someone create a bend in the road to a better place that wasn’t there before? I believe they can. All it took was one look at the whiteboard in Yolanda Thomas’ office to convince me. On the wall in front of

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Early Intervention is Prevention

written by Tina Hall, EpiCenter Director  Did you know the incidence of psychosis in Northwest Louisiana is about 50-60 new cases annually? By cases, we mean people – people who are living with psychosis which is associated with considerable disability and may affect all areas of life including personal, family, social, educational, and occupational functioning.

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