This is a special day that brings together survivors of childhood sexual abuse nationwide under one roof with community to give voice to this epidemic that affects 1 out of 4 girls and 1 out of 6 boys by the age of 18.
Together we can celebrate how far we have come, educate ourselves and community on the issues that accompany abuse, find resources, gather support and build our survivor family that believes no child should be abused, molested and/or raped.
Together we can find ways to make change, grow, feel supported, be empowered and give voice to this silent epidemic.
Days event will include survivor stories, Information on healing, survivors Q and A panel, vendors and more!
Schedule Of Events (Subject To Change):
- Doors Open To Event Attendees / Coffee & Pastries
- Welcome- Event Begins!
-- Speaker - Stacy Coulter -Mother, Advocate, and Author of
Blindfolds and Pitchforks, Don't Be A Child Molester's Flying Monkey
"When children report sexual abuse, they are often victimized again by supporters of the child molester. Wearing their blindfolds to avoid seeing the truth and weilding their pitchforks, they swoop in like flying monkeys, and defend the indefensible, treating the offender like a victim. They cling to denial, refusing to see the truth. It happened when my child and I reported her abuser and it happens to other victims every day around the world. Blindfolds and Pitchforks details the story of my emotionally abusive partner who molested my daughter over a period of years and the subsequent re-victimization that we experienced as a result of turning him in. Our story is not rare; it is the norm." - Stacy Coulter
-Break/ Visit Vendors
- Speaker - Jody M. Goldie MA, LMFT Early Trauma and the Hope for Healing.
Jody will take us through an overview of how early trauma effects our basic neurology, attachment, and physiology and what we have learned about these areas has helped us to know how to move towards healing. Jody will incorporate different modes of therapies that address different parts of healing.
- Lunch Break/ Visit Vendors
- Survivors Story ( Bio Coming Soon)
- Break/ Visit Vendors
- Survivor Panel Discussion
*********Due to the nature of this event and survivor stories some survivors may feel triggered*********
Would You like to be a vendor at this year's Giving Voice- EmpowerSurvivors 2018 ??Call EmpowerSurvivors today for details!!Contact Elizabeth at EmpowerSurvivors to see how you can be a vendor at this year's event !! Come support your local community and survivors by having a booth at this years event!
Vendor Tables are $100.00 and include entry into event ( person renting ) table, table cloth, chair, information about your business in event folders, and a complimentary boxed lunch