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Inclusive Healing will increase your competence & skillfulness in supporting survivors with disabilities in your health & healing practice.
Date and time
Wed Oct 04 2023
<div>Inclusive Healing will increase your competence & skillfulness in supporting survivors with disabilities in your health & healing practice.</div><div style="margin-top: 20px"><div style="margin: 20px 10px;font-size: 15px;line-height: 22px;font-weight: 400;text-align: left;"><p><strong>Inclusive Healing: Working with Sexual Trauma Survivors with Disabilities</strong> is a two part series led by Vanessa Sapien where health & healing providers can engage in honest dialogue about systemic oppression, trauma-informed care and how we can collectively transform our approach to healing in a way that centers and supports survivors - especially those most marginalized by our society. The content aims to increase providers' competence and capacity to support disabled sexual trauma survivors in their practice.</p><p><strong>In Part 1</strong> (3/11) Vanessa will present an interactive talk focused on understanding the Disability community from a Cultural Perspective. Drawing from lived experience and first-hand knowledge advocating for people with Disabilities for over twenty years, she'll share insights, knowledge, and recommendations for increasing access and inclusion in healing spaces. </p><p><strong>In Part 2 </strong>(3/18) Vanessa will hold an open question/answer session for participants to address concerns about their skillfulness in working with diverse survivor clients, including those with Disabilities. </p><p><strong><em>Participant registration gives you access to Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. </em></strong></p><p>We will record each workshop and send out the recordings afterwards which will include audio, video, and a transcript. </p><p>Attendance at both is not required and if you are unable to attend live, you can watch the videos afterwards. </p><p>You will receive the Zoom link upon registration and you can also reach out to Tosha@thebreathenetwork.org if you are having difficulty access the Zoom link. The Zoom link for both Friday, March 11th and Friday, March 18th will be the same.</p></div><div style="margin: 20px 10px;font-size: 15px;line-height: 22px;font-weight: 400;text-align: left;"><p><strong>About Vanessa Sapien:</strong> </p><p>Vanessa Sapien holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and Professional Clinical Counseling. She has worked as a film and television actress for over 20 years fighting for accurate portrayals of people with disabilities in media. Vanessa has also worked for multiple nonprofits and consulted with legal firms on how to deliver culturally sound justice to the Disability community. She is a former Ambassador & Contributing Correspondent for Abilities Expo-Los Angeles and The Spina Bifida Association. </p><p>Currently, Vanessa is the Mental Health Program Director with Just Detention International. She provides training and technical assistance for corrections staff, advocates, and service providers on how to keep prisoners safe from sexual violence. Vanessa offers direct services to incarcerated survivors of sexual abuse. </p><p>She has received numerous awards for her clinical work and has been recognized for her work in honoring diversity and social justice in mental health. She is an Adjunct Professor for her Alma Mater Azusa Pacific University teaching Cultural Diversity in the Department of Graduate Psychology.</p></div></div>
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