JOURNEY TO SAFE HARBOR

MEMOIR OF THREE GENERATIONS SELF LOVE, FORGIVENESS, RECONNECTION

by Elizabeth Jacks Scott


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/13/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 290
ISBN : 9781664172814
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 290
ISBN : 9781664172821
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 290
ISBN : 9781664172838

About the Book

In 1975, author Elizabeth Jacks Scott was a young matron from New York with a husband and two small children and the new owner of an old sail loft building in Tenants Harbor, Maine. It had been in her family for years, and it was filled with memories and history, six generations of them, a jumble of contradictory, conflictual, tragic, and happy memories.

JOURNEY TO SAFE HARBOR covers three generations of a family where the personal and emotional sacrifices made in the name of mission, commitment and duty, aiming ‘to do good in the world’, ended with unintended tragic consequences for their children. It is about a professional family, educated, religious and idealistic, but did they understand love?

Scott shares a narrative of her collected records, her experiences, and her journey. It narrates the saga of the origins of her family’s trauma in Tenants Harbor, how it played out in India and on the south side of Chicago. She toggles between Tenants Harbor, India and Chicago to show the interweaving of three eras and how they resulted in the family’s fragmentation and great tragedy. The memoir chronicles the journey of healing through the ups and down of life resulting in Scott, family and the community reconnecting. Elizabeth Jacks Scott taught American and World history for five years, practiced psychotherapy and family therapy in New York City for more than two decades, ran grief groups at St. Bartholomew’s Church for seven years, and cofounded Hudson Valley Weddings at The Hill. She is an ordained interfaith minister and a clinical social worker. Scott lives with her husband in New York City, the Hudson Valley, and the coast of Maine. Combined with her husband, they have four children and eight grandchildren.


About the Author

Elizabeth Jacks Scott, MA, M.Div., MSW, CSW Elizabeth Jacks Scott practiced Psychotherapy and Family Therapy in New York City for over two decades, ran grief groups at St. Bartholomew’s Church for seven years, and co-founded Hudson Valley Weddings at The Hill. She is an ordained Interfaith Minister and a clinical social worker. She is a 1962 graduate of Vassar College and holds a master’s in history from the University of Chicago, a degree in Social Work from the Hunter College School of Social Work as well as Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary. She holds a certificate in Family Therapy from the Hunter College Post Graduate Program and a certificate in psychoanalysis from the Object Relations Institute of New York City. She is a graduate of the One Spirit Seminary in New York City and the author of WIDOWHOOD: DOORWAY TO CALLING AND CONVERSION. She is a member of a number of non-profit boards, some to help prevent homelessness in New York City. She lives with her husband in New York City, the Hudson Valley, and the coast of Maine. Combined with her husband, they have four children and eight grandchildren. 4/26/21: Elizabeth Jacks Scott, author, coach, and minister. Practiced psychotherapy and family therapy in New York City for two decades, former grief group leader at St. Bartholomew’s Church, cofounder of Hudson Valley Weddings at the Hill. Ordained interfaith minister and clinical social worker. Vassar College BA, the University of Chicago MA, Hunter College School of Social Work MSW and Union Theological Seminary M.Div. Certificates in family therapy from the Hunter College postgraduate program and in psychoanalysis from the Object Relations Institute of New York City. Graduate of the One Spirit Seminary in New York City. Author of Widowhood: Doorway to Calling and Conversion. Member of nonprofit boards including Society for the Relief of Women and Children, and the Emma Adams Fund. She and her husband reside in New York City, the Hudson Valley, the coast of Maine and combined have four children and eight grandchildren.