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How to Be an Ally for Children Who Experience Abuse
Synopsis: This virtual training will focus on the speaker's personal experience with child molestation and sexual abuse. We will review and discuss the effects of those experiences and provide a critical lens to understand how we can effectively support survivors.

Learning Objectives

In this Zoom training, advocates will learn:
• The speaker's personal experience as a survivor of child abuse
• The long terms familial, social, and personal effects of abuse
• How they can be effective allies to those who are survivors
• How survivors can build adequate personal support structures and overcome negativity

Participants will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit.

Biography:
Denisha Seals is the CEO of Water2Spirit. She is a speaker, advocate, entrepreneur, and survivor. Her goal is to motivate other survivors of sexual assault to heal their pain by telling their stories and seeking counseling so they no longer feeling alone. She works to create networks of allies in the community around these issues and encourage them to help develop safe havens for survivors of trauma. She is also the author of renowned children's book, 'Butterflies in Me', which highlights stories of multicultural children struggle to cope and understand their mental illness. The book covers ADHD, anxiety, PTSD, and depression while providing the glimpse into the children's perspective. It acts of a tool for education and comfort by relaying the message that these children (and all children who suffer) are special, strong, and did nothing wrong.

Questions?
Giovanni Consolino, Training Manager
gconsolino@casaomaha.org | (402) 932-5683 ext. 104

Sep 7, 2022 05:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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