Some victims of childhood abuse perpetuate the cycle of violence. Some victims self-destruct. Yet others become safe, emotionally healthy adults. Can we influence which path they will choose? How? This dynamic, upbeat program identifies seven key steps that can help victims to overcome trauma and to develop a “survivor’s perspective.” Attendees will learn how to use the “language of resiliency” to identify and reinforce victims' strengths thereby positively impacting both their self-perceptions and their life scripts. Participants will learn how to foster resiliency in their clients’ lives and also in their own. The presenter is both an experienced counselor and a resilient survivor of maternal sexual abuse.
Describe three of the key steps that can help victims become survivors.
Explain how both awareness and empathy are necessary for the transition from victim to survivor.
Give two examples that demonstrate how to use the “language of resiliency” techniques in working with victims.
Explain the difference between "recovery" and "resiliency."