Taking Back Ourselves is a Weekend for women who are survivors of sexual abuse in any form. In Taking Back Ourselves, women are able to utilize mindfulness, body work, music, art and movement - and empowerment - modalities in healing not often available to this dgree in traditional talk therapy, and to create a powerful community of women that will cointinue long after the weekend.Each woman will have the opporutnity to safely tell her story and be heard, to challenge herself to take a risk and embrace what she fears the most.The Weekend will consist of a combination of large group activities and small group process. Women will be invited to practice new skills to stay grounded and centered in response to stress, and safely explore new ways of connecting to their bodies and remaining powerful even when they feel vulnerable.
The Cleveland International Film Festival is the largest and most prestigious festival in the MidWest. April 9th will be the Premiere of the film Speechless.
Speechless examines sexual assault and recovery through power / powerlessness, empathy, communication, and gender stereotypes.
Desmond has a secret he cannot share with anyone. His grades are slipping, rumors are swirling and he feels powerless, especially when he sees his sister being hurt too. With the support of his father and a new friend, Desmond is able to tell his story of being sexually assaulted and end the cycle of abuse. Desmond regains his power when he uses his voice.
Speechless was written by Cleveland high school student Roxanne Lasker-Hall in response to the Scenarios USA REAL DEAL curriculum and writing contest. The film is directed by Karyn Kusama (Girlfight and Jennifer’s Body).
So often, men’s issues of trauma go unaddressed in their treatment for mental health and addiction, which complicates or frustrates the recovery process and threatens long term recovery. This workshop is designed to provide information, support and intervention strategy to clinical and assessment professionals in their work with male clients who also have a history of trauma.Presenter:Kirsti Mouncey, LISW-S, LCDCIIIVice President of Client and Clinical ServicesCleveland Rape Crisis CenterCEU’s: 6Fee: $65
This training is open to all mental health professionals or social service providers. This includes Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, etc.
Purposes of this training are to raise awareness of human trafficking and to train and recruit individuals willing to provide pro-bono services to victims of human trafficking throughout the state of Ohio.
The training will include the following: the Definition and Scope of Human Trafficking, Trauma and the Impact of Trauma on the Victims, Trauma Informed Practice, Interviewing Techniques, Vicarious Trauma, and break-out sessions for specific approaches to counseling someone who has been a victim of trauma.
6.5 CEUs are being offered for counselors and social workers who attend this training, however CEUs are currently pending and may still be pending through and after the date of the training. We will have an update at the training on the status of CEUs, and while we are confident that they will be approved, we can not guarantee that they will be.
In addition to this, all scholarship positions are filled are we are no longer able to offer any free slots to anyone but students. Anyone who is not a student, but would like to attend will have to pay the full price.
Sexual Abuse PATH Coalition of NWO presents a Special Screening of: Boys and Men Healing, directed by Kathy Barbini. Following will be a Q&A Session with Simon Weinberg, Producer and Howard Fradkin, PHD.
The Community Forum is designed to educate parents, professionals, and the general public on the dynamics of child sexual abuse, prevention and safety strategies, our community's response system to child and adult victims, the investigative and prosecution process, and local organizations that provide assistance.
Sing Out! for Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (CRCC) is a community event that raises awareness about sexual violence, as well as financial support for the only agency providing comprehensive rape crisis services to our local community. The all-star Sing Out! chorale is comprised of community, civic and business leaders who join voices to sing out against rape and sexual violence. The result is an unparalleled, inspiring musical evening that empowers and educates the audience, while raising funds to support CRCC’s vital and unduplicated services.
Honorees: Honorable Frank G. Jackson, Mayor - City of Cleveland
Thomas C. Stevens, Vice Chair and Chief Administrative Officer – KeyCorp
Event Chair: Paul Clark, Regional President, Northern Ohio – PNC Bank
Beth Mooney, Chairman and CEO – KeyCorp
Chorale Co-Chairs: Stephen C. Ellis, Partner – Tucker, Ellis & West
Lynne Woodman, VP Media Relations – Key Bank
Tickets: $250 - VIP - includes dinner reception, performance and dessert reception
$100 - General Admission - includes performance and dessert reception
$50 - Student - includes performance only (Must present valid Student I.D.)
Exclusive sponsorship packages are available for corporations and individuals offering a variety of benefits.
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