December 15, 2019
Christ the King Parish, 3239 Garnet Street
When Christmas Hurts’
What if your childhood Christmas memories are not filled with peace, joy, and love? For many victims of trauma and abuse, the Christmas season is not met with joyful anticipation but rather with sadness and dread.
In creating trauma informed perspectives in their community, workplace and families, a greater understanding of how to support better outcomes for victims and survivors of trauma and abuse may result. This workshop provides an opportunity to learn about clergy sexual abuse and other types of trauma and abuse, while illustrating common trauma responses. An introduction to trauma informed care is designed to encourage practical ways of supporting people in the community who are hurting. The presenter is Lorie Harrison of Legacy Ridge Inc. Lorie is a registered professional counsellor who has been contracted by the Archdiocese of Regina to counsel victims of clergy sexual abuse, and to help educate parishes, in consultation with victims of clergy sexual abuse, providing a trauma informed perspective.
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