Lancaster Co Children's Alliance and LGH Emergency Dept and Trauma Center SAFE Program
The purpose of this training is to provide nurses with knowledge to better care for the pediatric population affected by sexual assault. The training provides interview techniques and information to help the nurse recognize injury and evidence specific to pediatric sexual assault, as well as collect and preserve evidence. This training does not “certify” the nurse to perform pediatric sexual assault exams. Successful completion of the training indicates the nurse has attended the course. Although the course is intended for nurses who have already completed the SANE training for adolescents and adults, we recognize that there are nurses whose interest lies solely in caring for the pediatric population and welcome those nurses to attend the training.
This weekend workshop is for non-offending adult male survivors of sexual child abuse, rape, physical violence, emotional abuse, abandonment and/or neglect. Our goal is to offer a safe, encouraging, powerful environment of shared healing. The weekend will provide opportunities to engage in a variety of healing activities, including sharing of stories, writing exercises, anger work and other emotional expression, small group discussion, shared creativity, relaxation and, yes, even fun.
This is our 19th annual male survivor weekend at Kirkridge. As in previous years, if there are sufficient numbers and interest, the workshop will include a special track for survivors of abuse by clergy.
This event is for men who are actively engaged in recovery work; it is not a substitute for therapy. A letter of recommendation from a therapist must accompany the
registration form/deposit. The registration deadline for this event is August 3rd, Space is limited, so try to register early to insure your place.
Led by Mike Lew, M.Ed., and Thom Harrigan, L.I.C.S.W., of The Next Step
Counseling in Brookline, MA. Mike is author of Victims No Longer: Men Recovering
from Incest and Other Sexual Child Abuse and Leaping Upon the Mountains: Men
Proclaiming Victory Over Sexual Child Abuse. Thom leads groups for male survivors and has worked extensively with men recovering from sexual abuse by clergy. For more information on the leaders, http://www.nextstepcounseling.org
Keynote by the Honorable Robert P. Casey, Jr., US Senator Featuring Jackie Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN, an endowed professor at Johns Hopkins University and nationally renowned researcher and expert on domestic violence, presenting results of a PA based study on domestic violence homicides. Gael Strack, a former domestic violence prosecutor in the San Diego County Attorney´s office, CEO of the Family Justice Center Alliance and internationally recognized expert, presenting on domestic violence and strangulation. Other sessions will include danger assessment, supervised visitation, case studies of domestic violence homicides, prosecution of strangulation cases, addressing the needs of children left behind after homicides, and more.
For more information, contact Nancy Durborow at 800-932-4632
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