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Day Retreat: Journey with Tamar
We invite survivors to join us for a day of reflection, connection and education. You are not alone! The day will include education about the impact of trauma, common symptoms, and tools for managing stressful emotions. We will examine the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible story of Tamar, daughter of King David who was raped by her brother. Tamar’s story includes abuse of power, shaming and silencing of survivors, and the ripple effect sexual violence has on the family and broader community. We will also look at how the expectation of forgiveness can be difficult for survivors, as well as discuss what healing looks like. All adult survivors of child sexual abuse are welcome, whatever stage you are in your journey.
Fee: The cost of these retreats has been generously grant funded by the LMC Legacy Foundation, and there is no fee for the participant.
2021 Dates and Locations:
Saturday, May 15, 2021
(Ridgeview Mennonite Church building)
3723 Ridge Road
Gordonville, PA 17529
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. State guidelines at the time of the retreat will be followed, such as masks and social distancing.
Facilitation: At each Day Retreat, a skilled facilitator holds trauma-informed space for healing connections. The May 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.
Have Questions? Please don't hesitate to contact us to get any information that will help with your decision to attend. Program Manager Andrea Stoner Leaman is at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-560-9989.