The Weekends of Recovery program is divided into two levels: Level I Weekends are open to all male survivors ages eighteen and older, regardless of where they are in their recovery process. Advanced Weekends are open only to alumni of MaleSurvivor Level I Weekends.
Goals of the Level I Weekend of Recovery
1. To provide an opportunity to experience a safe environment in which participants can discover they are no longer alone in their recovery
2. To provide an opportunity to co-create and experience safety with other survivors as they explore further aspects of their healing journey
3. To provide an opportunity where survivors can share their inner pain, strength and hope with others who have been abused
4. To provide an opportunity for survivors to give a voice to their experiences as a survivor
5. To provide a safe way for participants to share the story of their abuse with others who will understand and offer support
6. To provide a safe place for participants to experiment with letting go, opening up and being vulnerable, and practice asking for the support they need
7. To provide an opportunity for participants to explore safe ways of going beyond their comfort zones, and to find ways to get beyond their blocks to move beyond their abuse to experience a greater sense of freedom in their minds, bodies, and spirits and
8. To provide a safe place where participants can experience a sense of community, brotherhood and joy.
The Student Christian Movement of the United States of America (SCM-USA), founded in solidarity with the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF), is a student-led, grassroots organization, rooted in Christ, that actively seeks justice and peace, speaks truth to power, and works to overcome oppression in communities on local, national, and global levels by empowering students and young people to claim their voice, exercise leadership skills, engage in innovative theological reflection, and build transformational networks of relationship in the Church and the wider world. The purpose of this Launch is to restart and organize the Student Christian Movement in the United States of America. Therefore the SCM-USA is convening this conference for the following reasons:
Develop and empower student leadership (organize national board and regional representatives, and approve by-laws)
Stand-up against oppression and seek justice through both words and deeds.
Create a completely inclusive space for students to claim their Christian identity (tolerant of all diverse positions, except those that are intolerant of diversity). And also remain open to those students who abide by these values and wish to be in this community, but do not name themselves explicitly as Christian.
Dialogue, listen, and critically analyze the world from a Christian perspective
Lift up the prophetic voices of students, speak truth to power, engage the tension between orthodoxy and prophecy
Perform innovative theological reflection and production
MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery are open to any man, 18 or older, who has been sexually victimized as a child and/or as an adult. We have selected a very special place to host this weekend experience, the Center for New Beginnings, in Dahlonega, GA, about 2 hours north of Atlanta. The Center for New Beginnings is located in one of the most beautiful and peaceful spots in the nation - the unspoiled North Georgia mountains. The splendor of the Blue Ridge Mountains - Cedar Mountain, in particular, to the west and the Horseshoe Appalachians to the north - provides a year-round backdrop for respite and renewal, and should be especially beautiful in the spring.
Satilla Advocacy Services and National Self-Defense Institute
'S.A.F.E.'(an acronym for Self-defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange) is an unparalleled 2-hour educational awareness, crime-victim prevention program – encompassing Strategies, Techniques, Options, and Prevention – that provides teenaged & adult women with information that may reduce their risk of exposure to violence and introduces them to the physical aspects of self-defense. NSDI's 'S.A.F.E.' PROGRAM is an initiative to STOP Violence Against Teenaged and Adult Women.
1. To prevent crimes of sexual violence in our communities through programs of education and training, focusing primarily on awareness and prevention;
2. To educate women about realistic options that will help them avoid, escape, and survive assaults if they do occur.
Deadline for registrations is Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Registration Fee: $185.00 Per Instructor, which includes 1-day training / certification / instructor manual (with reproducible forms), 2 folios + 1 video/CD
Campus Outreach Services; Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault; National Center for Higher Education Risk Management; National Sexual Violence Resource Center; One in Four, One Student; and Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
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