Offering Healing, Wholeness and Hope to Those in Need and Educating Others for This Servic
e    March 2014


1814 Clairmont Rd    Decatur GA  30033  404.636.1457

 Resilience: What does it mean to you? 
This year, we have had many opportunities to develop our ability to respond to obstacles and challenges. The concept of how well we are able to "bounce back" from difficult circumstances is known as resilience.  The best illustration of CCCG's continuing ability to survive and thrive will be on display at our upcoming event,  Healing and Hope for the Journey: A Look at Our Personal Resilience.  

At this event we will honor those who have made an impact on our community through their resilience as well as brought out the best in those around them. Learn more about this inspiring event and join us at this celebration of resilience on March 19!

In this issue, we consider the concept of resilience and how it can be beneficial for children, adults, and in response to a variety of circumstances, including depression. 


2014 Healing and Hope for the Journey:
A Look at Our Personal Resilience 
March 19, 2014
11:30 - 1:00
Maggiano's in Buckhead
3368 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326 



Dr. Beth-Sarah Wright, our guest speaker, is author of Me? Depressed?:
A Story of Depression from Denial to Discovery is an honest, uplifting and inspirational story of hope and healing through depression. It tells the story of a well-educated, professional thirty-something wife and mother who is unexpectedly diagnosed with depression. It chronicles her journey from complete denial about having this mental illness to her discovery that depression does not discriminate, needs to be openly discussed and that there is always hope.


Join us to hear this dynamic speaker.  Buy your tickets today. 


CCCG's 2014 Daring to Care Honorees 


Taking care of those around us is sometimes forgotten in the hustle and bustle of today's fast-paced world. CCCG will honor those who stop for a moment and consider the best interest of others, and then put their ideas and intentions into action for a better community, better workplace, and a better life for others. Our goal is to celebrate community members who provide healing, inspiration, and care every day.  We are thrilled to honor these deserving individuals as our 2014 award recipients.
What You Think Can Make a Difference 
Education is an area where the need to be able to survive and thrive in the face of adversity is especially evident. Seems like there are headlines every day about the dire state of schools, students, and teachers and it can feel overwhelming to understand what teachers and students need to succeed.
 In her new book, Resilience Begins with Beliefs, Dr. Sara Truebridge explores both how beliefs held by educators about resilience and students can impact  their approach as well as the response of students.  The author draws from her extensive experience in research, policy, and practice to present a wealth of information, strategies, and tools to help educators transfer current resilience theory and research into practice. Read  more about the book and her research at her website. To see Sara in action watch her TED Talk "Whats Inside Illuminates What's Outside 
What's Inside Illuminates What's Outside:  Dr.Sara Truebridge @ TEDxYouth@SanRamon
What's Inside Illuminates What's Outside: Dr.Sara Truebridge @ TEDxYouth@SanRamon
Resilience in the face of  Depression. 
The essence of resilience is best understood in how we respond to difficult circumstances, and few circumstances are more challenging to face than those surrounding the experience of depression. A new report  by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows that 38.3 percent of the 15.2 million American adults who had experienced a major depressive episode in the past year did not talk to a health provider or an alternative service provider. Statistics
 such as this are a stark illustration of how difficult it can be to recognize depression for what it is and respond to it effectively.
I had a black dog, his name was depression 
I Had a Black Dog, His Name was Depression
Recognizing depression and seeking support through counseling are the hallmarks of a resilient response to this often devastating illness. In this video, the metaphor of the black dog serves to illustrate both how challenging it can be face depression as well as how empowering it can feel to take steps and get help on your personal journey to "tame the black dog" of depression. 
Nachos for Neighbors to Support CCCG
Nacho Mama's Street Taqueria
Nacho Mama's Street Taqueria
Come and join us for good food and friendship at Nacho Mama's Street Taqueria on Lawrenceville Highway at North Druid Hills Rd. across from Shamrock Plaza - from 11 am to 9 pm on TUESDAY MARCH 18th for their Nachos for Neighbors community support event - 15% of sales will be donated to support CCCG's services for all those in need. All you have to do is eat!! 
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Resilience: What does it mean
Come Celebrate With Us
Resilience in Education
Bounce Back Back From Depression
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Thank you to our sponsors and hosts!
Our Clairmont Road Office is temporarily closed, but CCCG is OPEN! 
Counseling services continue to be offered Mon-Sat at our temporary location in the Scott Boulevard Baptist Church. The 

church is located at the intersection of Scott Boulevard and North Decatur Road in Decatur.  The address is: 2532 North Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033. Our phone number is the same: 404-636-1457.


There is a parking lot on the North Decatur Road side of the building. The entrance also faces North Decatur Road, and there is a mailbox right outside the doors. Please walk in the front doors, and the receptionist will greet you. Click on the link to get directions through Google Maps. 


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When faced with daily life challenges, it can be hard to distinguish a real problem from a normal struggle everyone faces at some point. In either case, working with a professional counselor can be a positive, healthful experience.


If you or a loved one is dealing with issues that might benefit from speaking with a counselor, please contact us to schedule an appointment.





Thank you  


Over the past two years  the  35 professional counselors, 20 resident counselors and 40 CPE residents and interns of Care and Counseling provided over one million dollars worth of free or reduced cost counseling and chaplaincy services.


Please Give to a Cause that Speaks to You:


For Example: 


- A gift of $25 helps provide art supplies for working with children.


- A gift of $65 sponsors a counseling session for a family in need.


- A gift of $100 supports a grief group to help those who have lost a loved one.


- A Gift of $250 provides psychological testing for things like ADHD, depression and  other mental health challenges.



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Healing, Hope, and Education 







Taking care of yourself is critical for a healthy life
 and family. 
CCCG offers ongoing workshops that can help with self-growth and self-care.  You don't have to do it alone.  Here are some of our upcoming workshops: Workshops listed as in Decatur are being held at our temporary offices at Scott Baptist Church. 
Understanding More About Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Relapse Prevention Psychoeducational Group - In Decatur with Monica Dutke.  Ongoing: Tuesdays 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Buckhead group meets Thursdays 9:00 am to 10:00 am. $45 per group session.


Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Support Group - with Robin Kirkpatrick at Oak Grove United Methodist Church Thursday nights 7-8:30- $Free


Anger Management Group -In Decatur with Karon Ferguson -  This group is held Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm. $35 per group session.
Premarital Workshop at The Cathedral of St. Philip (Atlanta) with Doyle Hamilton - $150 per couple, upcoming dates include March 15, April 12, and May 3, 2014. 



Care and Counseling Center  

of Georgia  




HEALING- CCCG Chaplains meet the needs of people who experience crisis, loss or pain in several of the metro Atlanta hospitals, hospices, and prisons.


HOPE - CCCG Counselors and residents with an integration of sound clinical practice and deep understanding and respect for the sacred self are trained and serve those of every age,  gender, race, creed, sexual orientation, and ethnic background, and makes our services affordable to all.   


EDUCATION - CCCG educates resident counselors and chaplains to serve in places where lives are falling between the cracks and trains them to help bring healing and hope in to those in need.


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