Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center

Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center

4232 Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076

4275 Old Grand Avenue
Gurnee, IL 60031

24-Hour Support: 847-872-7799

Main office: 847-244-1187

zcenter’s Mission

To provide a place where survivors of sexual assault and abuse can heal, and to mobilize the community toward action to end sexual violence.

Survivors of Loved Ones to Suicide

Survivors of Loved Ones to Suicide (SOLOS) is a unique suicide support system created for individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide. We are reaching out to those who are on a JOURNEY called grief. We offer a support system unlike any other support system available which is a safe place to come together to share, to discuss, to vent, to learn, and to not feel alone. We offer these individuals both online and face-to-face grief support groups and continue to grow both throughout the United States and the World. As a result, these survivors feel secure and know they are never alone on this journey through suicide grief.

The Outer Child

By Susan M. Anderson, LCSW

What is the Outer Child?

Outer Child, is the self-sabotaging nemesis of your personality – the part that breaks your diet and gets attracted to all the wrong people. Whereas your Inner child is all about feelings, Outer Child is all about behaviors – self-defeating patterns. Outer Child acts out your inner child’s feelings – especially your abandonment feelings – without giving you, the adult, a chance to intervene. When you feel hurt, angry, or insecure, Outer acts out these feelings in ways that sabotage your relationships. Stealthy and quick, Outer intercepts love before you even know what happened.