19900 Cedar Road North
Sonora, CA 95370
Center For ANon ViolentCommunity
To foster a healthy and violence freecommunity
To change social norms whichcontribute to the acceptance of violence and discrimination
To partner within the community tocreate safety and healing for thosesurviving violence
To impact policies that enhance equalrights, community health, and thepromotion of personal andinterpersonal growth
To promote programs which buildpersonal empowerment and self worth, and contribute to political andsocial equality while respectingdiversity
MYTH: The pain will go awayfaster if you ignore it.Fact:
Trying to ignore your painor keep it from surfacing will onlymake it worse in the long run.For real healing it is necessary toface your grief and actively dealwith it.
MYTH: It’s important to “bestrong” in the face of loss.
Feeling sad, frightened, orlonely is a normal reaction to
loss. Crying doesn’t mean youare weak. You don’t need to “protect” your family or friends
by putting on a brave front.Showing your true feelings canhelp them and you.
MYTH: If you don’t cry, itmeans you aren’t sorry for
Crying is a normal re-
sponse to sadness, but it’s notthe only one. Those who don’t
cry may feel the pain just asdeeply as others. They maysimply have other ways of show-ing it.
MYTH: Grief should last abouta year.Fact:
There is no right or wrongtime frame for grief.
Myths and FactsAbout Grief
CNVC is able to provide grief support servicesto Tuolumne County as a result of support fromthe Sonora Area Foundation and thecommunity