MK SAFETY NET 2014 Conference
10:00 Opening Remarks Dale Ingraham
10:15 Margi McCombs FACING THE BONE PILE
Part of the healing journey includes the practice of sorting memories.It can be a confusing, daunting and painful task. This session will offer an opportunity for participants to tell their stories in a supportive environment, and together, we’ll explore some simple strategies for sorting out childhood memories.
11:45 break for Lunch at 12:00
1:00 Beverly Thompson and Doris Glenn FACING TRAUMA TRIGGERS
Most people have experienced trauma, and many of us in the MKSN community experienced complex trauma. Long after abuse has itself ended, we often hold the memory of the trauma in our mind, body, spirit and relationships. Because of this, triggers can occur any time, any place and invoke aspects of the abuse we survived, often eliciting the same emotions that we had at the time of abuse. We're safe, but our past tell us there is a present threat or danger. We're going to look at where we hold memories, ways to identify triggers and practice some functional ways of “disarming” triggers.
3:00 Dale and Faith Ingraham SHATTERED DREAMS
'Shattered Dreams' is a presentation about when abuse tears apart the dreams of a family. It is the story of our family and how we dealt with the aftermath of abuse. And what we are doing now to each other to heal.
4:00 Open sharing
4:45 Break for dinner at local restaurant
7:00 Dale Ingraham BLAMELESS IN HIS EYES
'Blameless In His Eyes' is based on Matthew 18:1-14 where Jesus speaks openly and clearly about child abuse. Jesus puts the blame at the feet of the offender and offers kindness and compassion to those who have been abused.