Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tools for Moving from Surviving to Thriving

Sexual violence is an abuse of power and control. It is a violation of the body, mind and soul. It renders a person powerless.

Sometimes, there is a single act of abuse, but often the horror is repeated over and over. Compounding this horror, the perpetrator is rarely the stranger lurking on the street but a person who is supposed to love us, take care of us… or just be able to respect our integrity as human beings.

Sexual abuse crosses all ages, gender, ethnic, religious and socio-economic lines.

We at Womencare are dedicated to understanding and supporting survivors on their journey to heal the wounds of abuse. We also acknowledge the flaws in our larger society, which often times makes survivors of abuse feel voiceless, shattered and somehow at fault.

Womencare has a series of workshops aimed at helping survivors give voice to what has happened to them.

These one-day, small group workshops educate, provide community, and offer a place for survivors to deepen their understanding of the impact of abuse.

I am honored to facilitate two of these workshops, one for women and one for men. Tools for Moving from Surviving to Thriving is designed to provide just that… in a safe environment where survivors of sexual, physical and emotional trauma can come together, be heard and work on the impact of the trauma in a concrete way.

I believe that awareness, understanding and education equal transformation.

-Judith Ierulli, MSW, LCSW, specializes in working with adolescent and adult survivors of sexual, physical and emotional trauma. Click here to read her bio on WomencareCounseling.com.

Please click here to read more about workshops at Womencare

1 comment:

  1. Amy Derringer Chandler

    What are various types of trauma?
    Physical trauma.
    Sexual trauma.
    Emotional trauma.

    Sexual and emotional trauma have separate treatments.
    Physical and sexual trauma have delayed sequel of emotional trauma.
    Sexual and/or emotional trauma can occur without physical trauma.

    On February 18, 2014, I received an update about sexual, physical, and emotional trauma.

    Advanced trauma life support is for physical trauma assessment and treatment.
    Sexual and emotional trauma has separate guidelines.

    Here are further guidelines.

    Here are further guidelines.

    What is your response to these facts?