Saturday April 23, 2016 from 11am-2pm, they will be hosting the 2nd Annual Break the Silence Seminar at the Hawthorne Memorial Center, in Hawthorne, CA. The Keynote Speaker is Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Gloria Morrow. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and this event is dedicated to educating, encouraging and supporting those who have been directly or indirectly impacted by sexual assault. Countless women and men are suffering in silence, and as a result are bound by the shame, guilt and embarrassment that is associated with sexual assault. Mary DeMuth, author of "The Wall Around Your Heart" said, "An untold story never heals." Break the Silence is designed to provide a safe place for sexual assault survivors to break their silence, so that healing can begin. Additionally, we equip survivors with the tools to rise above the past, not allowing it to define them negatively. Since they survived this traumatic experience, it is critical that they realize there is a specific and unique purpose for their lives. According to Jacques McNeil, "There is Life, Hope, Healing, and Forgiveness on the other side of the Abuse." Jacques McNeil is the Founder of Break the Silence and First Lady of Transforming Lives Community Church. TLCC is dedicated to empowering those who we encounter to be agents of transformation, restoration, deliverance and growth, which will lead to hope and healing. As a sexual assault survivor, she personally understands the power of breaking the silence. She is an advocate for all who have survived sexual assault, and she is committed to providing hope and a place for healing to manifest in the lives of those who have been violated.
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