ABRAHAM’S SONS AND SARAH’S DAUGHTERS
Soneisha Monay Ling, Director
MISSION:To Re-Establish, Re-Affirm, and Re-Align the Family
It has been said that if you desire to destroy the family, you begin with the next generation. It has also been said that if you desire to heal the family, you begin with generation now. This generation that we speak about now is the children. It is true that the sins of the father can, will, and has fallen on the children. If the children are not aware of the sins of their family unit, the generation curses of dysfunction will continue to move at the speed of light to future generations. The cause of the family unit’s demise is called trauma.
Trauma is simply a type of damage to the mind that occurs as a result of a severely distressing event. Trauma is often the result of an overwhelming amount of stress that exceeds one’s ability to cope or integrate the emotions involved with that experience. A traumatic event involves one’s experience or repeating event of being overwhelmed that can be precipitated in weeks, years, or even decades as the person struggles to cope with the immediate circumstances, eventually leading to serious, long-term negative consequences. Trauma leads to Adverse Childhood Experiences or (ACE).
The ACE describes a traumatic experience in an individual’s life occurring before the age of 18 that an individual remembers as an adult due to multiple adversities. There are nine Adverse Childhood Experiences and they are as follows: physical abuse sexual abuse, emotional abuse mental illness of a household member, problematic drinking or alcoholism of a household member, illegal street or prescription drug use by a household member, divorce or separation of a parent, domestic violence towards a parent, incarceration of a household member.
Dr. Fuller has founded A.L.I.C.E. (Assisting Ladies In Crisis Everywhere), which is the adult version. The Sons of Abraham and the Daughters of Sarah are the seeds of A.L.I.C.E. As an organization, we aspire to bring re-member these children and adolescents in order for them to reach self-actualization (realizing and reaching their full potential).
The Five Levels in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs state that an individual cannot reach the pinnacle of the pyramid (self-actualization) until their basic needs are met and they are: physiological, safety and security, social, esteem and self-actualization.
Maslow’s theory has been elaborated upon by several other researchers who have developed both seven and eight-stage Hierarchy of need pyramids. The additional needs are physiological, security, social, esteem, cognitive, aesthetic, self-actualization, and transcendence (Kelly,2014). Society is only as strong as the family. The children are both the future and generation NOW!