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Day Retreat: Journey with Tamar
What does the story of Tamar, the daughter of King David who was raped by her brother, say to us today about healing, resilience, and hope? We invite survivors to join us for a day of reflection. As survivors, how do we claim our voice? Based on text from the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible on the story of Tamar, daughter of King David who was raped by her brother, survivors will explore a narrative approach to the issue of abuse that allows them to be grounded in the text and find their own voices. Tamar’s story will be the launching point from which we examine abuse of power, shaming and silencing of survivors, and the ripple effect sexual violence has on the family and broader community. The day will also include education about the impact of trauma, common symptoms, and tools for managing emotions.
2021 Dates and Locations:
Saturday, February 6, 2021 Neffsville Mennonite Church
Saturday, May 15, 2021 Central PA Location TBA
Saturday, October 9, 2021 Central PA Location TBA
Times: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Light breakfast and Lunch included
COVID precautions: These retreats will be held in-person. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, all participants are required to wear masks at all times, except when eating. Social distancing must be maintained, and the retreat is limited to 20 persons.
Facilitation: At each Day Retreat, a skilled facilitator holds trauma-informed space for healing connections. The February retreat will be led by Andrea Stoner Leaman, MSW, Safe Communities Program Manager and Linda Crockett, Safe Communities Director.
Size: A group of no more than 20 persons participate in the retreat.
Fee: The cost of these retreats has been generously grant funded by the LMC Legacy Foundation, and there is no fee for the participant.
Questions? Contact Program Manager Andrea Stoner Leaman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-560-9989.