Abuse affects all ages, race, sex, class and also faith communities.
How would you support a family or friend, if they disclosed someone close to you abused them?
This event will bring together a range of individuals, professionals and service providers highlighting different types of abuse and how to break the cycle and be heard.
Raising awareness about any kind of abuse and violence within the church community is a challenge and obviously not on the top of the agenda in hosting Healthy Relationship Ministry Programmes for youths and also for the adults. Many testimonies have been shared, but need to be outreached into the wider communities.
How would you help, if the following was disclosed to you?
- Discloses they experienced childhood sexual abuse and was a church member or family friend
- Teenager girl gets raped or assaulted
- Brother X is experiencing domestic violence or assaulted by Sister X (his wife), what support would you offer?
- Your child joins a gang or ends up in prison
- Child or adult demonstrates inappropriate sexualised or challenging behaviour, would you identify a hidden condition/disability?
- Sibling rivalry, how do you deal within your family?
There is a urgent need to outreach to the church community and tackle the silent voices of abuse in offering support, drop in sessions and counselling services throughout the year, but with qualified and trained staff within the churches. Not everyone wants counselling, but having a choice and to offer such a service is needed.
Pastor Noel and Sharon Mclean founders of Yahweh Christian Fellowship opened their Family Therapy Centre in September 2015 based in Tooting,off Garratt Lane. They have Christian and Non-christian counsellors who are licensed and professionally trained offering counselling services for individuals, couples and families for reasonable fee.
The Cassandra Learning Centre (CLC) based in Norbury, South West London offer support for young people (male and female) who may have experienced domestic violence and abuse. CEO Jennifer McDermott's daughter Cassandra was murdered by her boyfriend in 2001. CLC also offer counselling services, monthly coffee mornings, conferences and events on healthy relationship programs throughout the year.
Heather Ashalley a Psychologist and founder to Free Your Mind Psychological Services Ltd runs a selection of events at her church at United Grace Church in Holloway Road on a range of topics Mental Health and is a counsellor, hosts children entrepreneurevents and also Women empowerment conferences.
On the day pampering sessions, mini workshops and light refreshments will be provided.
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For more information:-
Autism Spectrum Condition
M: +44 (0) 7964 173 958
Yahweh Christian Fellowship
Family Therapy Centre
T: +44 (0) 208 682 4527
Cassandra Learning Centre
Offering support, advice and intervention for Teenagers
T: +44 (0) 203 601 7475 or 0845 604 5644
Free Your Mind Psychologist Services Ltd
M: +44 (0) 7547 733 976
Stand Up Stand Out
Albinism and Visual Impairment
M: +44 (0) 7454 748 367
The Potters Hand
Special Needs and Disability Ministry Speaker
M: +44 (0) 7960 985 869
God is Gracious Fellowship
New Programs planned in 2017
M: +44 (0) 20 8123 5683
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